Watching the war unfold via webcams based in Kyiv, Ukraine

live stream in Ukraine looking down over Maidan Square
(Image credit: Skyline Webcams)

Silent streets, empty shopping districts and abandoned homes are signs of how tense things are in Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital city. Since Russian forces invaded on 24 February, people from all over the world have been tuning in to watch live streams from Kyiv. While so far the feeds have been relatively action-free, as Russian troops close in on the capital city, they could become increasingly important for reporters and the public concerned about the war on Ukraine. 

Offering a real-time view of what’s going on, webcams streaming from Maidan Square, the Obolon district and over Kyiv’s skyline have become a popular way for people to monitor what’s happening in the capital. Streets are empty of people shopping, visiting restaurants or going to bars, very few cars are on the roads and hardly anyone can be seen walking around these popular areas.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.