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Shocking Images of the Invasion of Ukraine

The Russian invasion against Ukraine interrupted thirty years of peace in Europe. Now, the bombs do not stop and Ukrainians are forced to take up arms or flee their country

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Buildings destroyed by bombs, civilians taking up arms to defend their country and their freedom, families fleeing from explosions and gunfire, old people proudly displaying the Ukrainian flag. These are the images coming from Kiev and all over Ukraine. Photos and videos that show a piece of reality in the middle of the war.

Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion

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L’VIV, 02/28/2022.- A Ukrainian woman and her child flee the war in her country through the Korczowa border crossing. The Russian and Ukrainian delegations began negotiations yesterday in Pripiat, on the Ukrainian-Belarusian border, in which Kiev will try to achieve a ceasefire by Russia after five days of the invasion ordered by Vladimir Putin. (EFE)
Another image from L’viv, Ukraine, where entire families, especially women and children, can be seen walking to the Polish-Ukrainian border to leave their country. Men arriving at the border are automatically turned back, as every Ukrainian between the ages of 18 and 60 must stay in the country to defend their homeland. (EFE)
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Medyka (Poland), 28/02/2022. Several Ukrainian citizens shelter from the bitter cold after crossing the Ukrainian-Polish border.
Medyka (Poland, 28/02/2022. Hundreds of Ukrainians wait for the bus after crossing the border into Poland. Very long queues have been reported to cross the border line. CNN reported that up to 200,000 Ukrainian refugees arrived in the Polish country. (EFE)

The destruction of bombs and Ukrainian faces

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This is the scene of a nighttime shelling of a residential area in Kiev on February 25, 2022. Russian troops entered the Ukrainian country on February 24, after Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion. In reaction, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky declared martial law. (EFE)
Aftermath of a Russian bombing in Kharkiv, Ukraine, 01 March 2022. (EFE)
People stand next to a damaged vehicle after an overnight shelling of Ukrainian military facilities in Brovary, near Kiev, March 1, 2022. (EFE)
View of a 20+ story building in Kiev that was hit by a shell on February 28. While the sides negotiate, Ukrainians continue to fight Russian forces. (EFE)
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Several Ukrainians take shelter in a subway station following the alarm of anti-aircraft sirens in Kiev, February 24, 2022. Since that day, the alarms have not stop. Only today, March 1, in the Ukrainian capital, attacks were reported in the areas of Rusanivka, Kurenivka, Boiarka and the area near Kiev International Airport. (EFE)
A man holds a Ukrainian national flag as he stands at the window of an administrative building damaged after Russian shelling in Kharkiv, Ukraine, March 1, 2022. (EFE)

Ukrainians take up arms to defend their country

A member of the Territorial Defense Forces of Ukraine stands inside the damaged Kharkiv regional administration building after a shelling in central Kharkiv, March 1, 2022. (EFE)
Territorial Defense fighters receive weapons and ammunition in Kiev, February 25, 2022. On the right, barely in the picture, an older man with a cigarette in his mouth can be seen holding a rifle. The Territorial Defense Forces, although lacking any combat experience, have proven to be a headache for Russian troops, who have suffered attacks by these armed civilians.
A member of the Territorial Defense Forces of Ukraine stands guard after a night shelling at the Ukrainian checkpoint in Brovary, near Kiev, March 1, 2022.
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