If you drive near Kiev, Ukraine you probably want to take a look on this fairy tale castle standing near the road. People say that this structure impresses them a lot, when during the routine drive they see such a thing standing not far from the road. Many go and try to have a better look up close – so when they arrive a couple of 10 feet tall (3 meter) statues meet them. See details inside:
Looks like at least some people in Soviet Ukraine were really happy when Nazis arrived to their land in 1941. Just see this selection of Ukrainian people showing hospitality to the Soviet enemy – German Wermacht soldiers.
Just couple of photos from Pripyat – then and now for comparison. This is the “Sportivnaia” street – one of the most busy city streets – the building is the swimming pool. This photo was taken in Soviet times prior the power plant explosion. Inside there is one more photo, how does it look now:
There is a ceasefire in force in Ukraine now, however most of the regiments haven’t been sent home but just stay “in fields” just a few kilometers to the east from where they have been before, according to the Minsk agreement. Those are photos that the soldiers themselves make and post around in the networks – from a regiment camping near Novognatovka village in Volnovakha area. See inside their photos:
The new Ukrainian army mask was presented to public. The model was named “Cyborg”, and some bloggers around have been finding a similarity between this new mask and imperial troopers mask out of the movie Star Wars. However despite the similarities the main purpose of the unit is to protect face and neck of a soldier from grenades fragments. It also can withstand a direct hand gun shot and a rifle shot of up to 20 caliber. More photos inside:
Firefighters started cleaning up radioactive contamination in Chernobyl immediately after the incident happened, but it lasted for a couple of years. Often the operation to clean contaminated radioactive dust from the buildings was as simple as this – a firefighters squad arrived to a district and just washed off the dust of the concrete buildings. Photos are inside:
Meanwhile in Ukraine there is a ceasefire enacted as you might know and Ilya, the blogger, which we like a lot, has travelled there. This is a short video … Read more
Imagine you are chilling in a peaceful park then this happens. Video from a surveillance cam mounted in the park of Kramatorsk city. Again, just a few seconds from a … Read more
Ukrainian tank factory in Kharkiv presented a new vehicle these days – their take on a tank mixed up with a ligher armored fighting vehicle. They gave it the name BMP-64 and for now only two test specimen were produced, both of them are on those photos. Just a few photos but maybe you want to take a look what Ukrainian military is up to now:
Like, someone was watching TV then boom – and his house has got a missile type “Smerch” or “Whirlwind” in English. “It’s big luck it has failed to explode”, tell the local, “or there was nothing to photograph here”. And yes, it’s in Ukraine, these days.
Want to see a few more photos – they are inside of this posting: