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A fireman embraces a woman outside a damaged apartment building in Kyiv on March 15, 2022, after strikes on residential areas killed at least two people, Ukraine emergency services said as Russian troops intensified their attacks on the Ukrainian capital.

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Russia’s war in Ukraine just entered its fourth week.

Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded his ex-Soviet neighbor on Feb. 24, an unprovoked act that has led to carnage across the country. The war has displaced more than 3 million Ukrainians, mostly women and children.

As desperate Ukrainians flee their homes to neighboring NATO member countries Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania Russian forces pummel the cities of Kyiv, Kharkiv, Lviv and Mariupol with missiles and artillery.

Since the Kremlin’s Feb. 24. invasion, more than 700 people have died, according to a tally provided by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday. At least 52 children have died, he said.

Here is a look at some of the faces and lives affected by Russia’s horrific war.

Editor’s Note: Some images may contain graphic content.

Injured civilians from Mariupol receive treatment in Zaporizhzhia

Firefighters try to extinguish a fire after a residential building is hit by a Russian attack in Kyiv

Empty strollers are seen placed outside the Lviv city council to highlight children killed in the war

An Ukrainian serviceman stands among damages in a residential area after shelling in Kyiv

Police officers detain a man in Moscow during a protest against Russian military action in Ukraine

The mother of an Ukrainian officer cries over the coffin that holds her son’s body in Lviv

Ukrainian soldiers walk hand in hand in Kyiv

A resident rides a bicycle past a charred armored vehicle in Volnovakha

Alexandra, 86, cries after her apartment was destroyed by a rocket attack in Kharkiv

Residents seeking refuge in a basement in Mariupol

First responders work in a building that was struck by a rocket attack in Kharkiv

A Ukrainian child arrives in Madrid

A person mourns next to a wrapped body near a residential building in Kyiv

A volunteer of the Ukrainian Territorial Defense Forces assists a woman crossing the street in Kharkiv

Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy meets with wounded soldiers in Kyiv

A father bids farewell to his wife and child fleeing Lviv

A man collects personal items from his destroyed residence in Kharkiv

A school gym converted into a shelter for Ukrainian refugees in the town of Suceava, Romania

Civilians take shelter in the Kharkiv Metro

Children take refuge in Taganrog in the Rostov region of Russia

A volunteer of the Ukrainian Territorial Defense Forces stands next to his armored personnel carrier in Kharkiv

Ukrainian refugees flee Lviv

Refugee children are given blankets by Slovakian rescue workers

Ukraine’s youngest parliament member patrols the streets of Kyiv

A couple says goodbye before boarding trains

Wounded Ukrainian soldiers in the Luhansk Region

Musicians of the Kyiv-Classic Symphony Orchestra perform

Ukrainian refugees who fled to Krakow 

A Lviv resident makes antitank obstacles 

A woman kneels beside two graves at Lychakiv cemetery in Lviv

Civilians seeking to leave the city arrive at a train station in Lviv

Civilians fleeing Irpin killed by Russian shells

The first female volunteer to get a full military contract with the Territorial Defense Forces of Ukraine

Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Nations Sergiy Kyslytsya reacts during a Security Council meeting

Ukrainian refugee girl who arrived in Przemysl, Poland

Civilians flee from Russian attacks in Irpin

People fleeing gather at the train station in Lviv

Emergency workers and volunteers carry an injured pregnant woman from a shelled maternity hospital in Mariupol

A Ukrainian woman holds her 3-month-old baby at the Western Railway Station in Budapest, Hungary

Ukrainian refugees who fled to Krakow 

A mother carrying an infant arrives in Poland at the Medyka border crossing

Servicemen carry coffins during funerals of two Ukrainian soldiers killed by Russian forces

Military training for civilians conducted in Ivano-Frankivsk

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks during his regular address to the nation in Kyiv

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on economic issues in Moscow

A woman walks in front of a damaged residential building in Volnovakha 

Families board buses from Lviv to the border with Poland

Refugees make their way to the Krakovets border crossing with Poland

An abandoned doll next to a car riddled with bullets in Irpin

Ukrainian soldiers help an elderly woman to cross a destroyed bridge in Irpin

A woman reacts as her relatives cross a destroyed bridge while evacuating the city of Irpin

Members of the Jewish community of Odesa board a bus to flee Russia’s invasion

A woman crosses the street near antitank constructions in central Kyiv

Members of the National Guard of Ukraine celebrate their wedding on the front lines

A child fleeing from Ukraine makes a heart gesture while waiting for transport at Nyugati station



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2022-03-20 09:06:30

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