The war in Ukraine

February 24, 2022 -
Russia invades Ukraine. The evacuation of the Ukrainian population effectively begins on the same day. 

February 27, 2022 -
The world protests Vladimir Putin's indiscriminate and unjustified act of aggression.

February 28, 2022 -
Kharkiv, the country's second-largest city, is also attacked. This photograph shows a view of a school destroyed by Russian aerial bombardment.

March 7, 2022 -
Evacuees cross a destroyed bridge as they flee the city of Irpin, northwest of Kyiv. 

March 15, 2022 -
Civilians fleeing the war in Ukraine walk towards a train to relocate them to Berlin, Germany, from Krakow in neighboring Poland.

March 30, 2022 -
A member of the Ukrainian special forces is seen in silhouette as he stands while a gas station burns after Russian attacks in the city of Kharkiv.

April 6, 2022 -
A man pushes his bike through debris and destroyed Russian military vehicles on a street in Bucha. 

April 18, 2022 -
Smoke rises on the horizon following Russian missile strikes on Lviv, which leave six dead and eight wounded. 

May 1, 2022 -
A Russian serviceman patrols the grounds outside the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station. 

May 10, 2022 -
The Azovstal iron and steel factory in Mariupol becomes a symbol of national resistance as Ukraine fighters hold back Russian forces for months. 

June 2, 2022 -
Fresh graves are seen at a cemetery in Mariupol shortly after the Ukrainian surrender.

June 13, 2022 -
A view of Sievierodonetsk, as seen from Lysychansk. Ukraine forces would lose control of Lysychansk in July after weeks of bloody fighting.

September 14, 2022 -
President Zelenskyy attends a flag hoisting ceremony in Izium after Ukrainian forces take control of the city from Russian forces.

September 27, 2022 -
Russia begins to periodically shut down the Nord Stream gas pipelines in a bid to ratchet up pressure on Europe. 

October 3, 2022 -
Multiple wrecked Russian military vehicles are seen in Lyman, recently liberated from Russian troops in the Donetsk region. 

October 8, 2022 -
Black smoke billows from a fire on the Kerch Bridge that links Crimea to Russia after a truck exploded igniting a huge fire and damaging the key structure.

October 17, 2022 -
Russia is accused of using Iranian-made drones to launch missile attacks, with many finding their mark on civilian targets.

November 13, 2022 -
The Ukrainian military win a significant victory with the liberation of Kherson. The southern port city was one of the first to fall to Russian forces.

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