(CNN)The war in Ukraine will soon be three months old. Russia’s forces are still well short of the minimum objectives set out by President Vladimir Putin and in many areas the front lines are beginning to look static. But after weeks of intense bombardment, the Ukrainians’ defensive lines in the east are also degraded.

Essentially, two battlegrounds are emerging. The Russians are adding combat power to their drive to take the Luhansk and Donetsk regions. The Ukrainians are trying both to hold them back and to cut them off. It’s a three-dimensional chessboard of military calculation. And the natural boundaries shaped by one river in eastern Ukraine are already affecting the progress of each side.Russian forces have taken territory — but in modest amounts. Many of their gains, especially in the south, came in the early days of the invasion, and they have tried to consolidate those. At the epicenter of the conflict — in the industrial belt of Luhansk region — they have resorted to blanket bombardment.As one Ukrainian official put it: “The Russians do not change tactics: They destroy cities and only then enter the scorched earth.”Russian ground forces are — for now — taking no more than incremental territory, while anecdotal reports speak of poor discipline and morale among some units.Drones, phones and satellite technology are exposing the truth about Russia's war in Ukraine in near real-timeDrones, phones and satellite technology are exposing the truth about Russia's war in Ukraine in near real-timeDrones, phones and satellite technology are exposing the truth about Russia's war in Ukraine in near real-timeRead MoreRussia still has just under 100 battalion tactical groups (BTGs) in Ukraine, according to US officials, and another 20 just over the border. Each BTG has about 1,000 soldiers, but US officials assess that many have been degraded by more than two months of conflict.In Luhansk and Donetsk — the goals of Russia’s “special military operation'”– no city has yet fallen into Russian control beyond Mariupol. That may be about to change after weeks of remorseless shelling of the industrial belt of Luhansk, a string of towns that includes Severodonetsk and Rubizhne. It now seems that Ukrainian resistance in Rubizhne is effectively over. Left behind is a landscape of rubble, without water, power or people. Its occupiers — mainly Chechen fighters and the militia of the self-declared Luhansk People’s Republic — inherit a wasteland. But the loss of Rubizhne does make neighboring Severodonetsk, which was a city of 100,000 people before the invasion and where 15,000 now cower in basements, more vulnerable. And if Ukrainian resistance there is no longer tenable, new defensive lines will be needed to impede a Russian advance westwards.However, the Russian offensive from the north has been much less successful. Which is where the meandering Siverskyi Donets comes into play. The river starts in Russia and flows into Ukraine, forming swamps, floodplains and oxbow lakes, cutting through chalk cliffs as it goes. In other words: a nightmare for a military assault.The Russians have tried and apparently failed to put several pontoons across the river in an effort to encircle Ukrainian troops. Satellite imagery analyzed by CNN shows at least three bridges were destroyed this week and the Russians sustained heavy losses.Further west, the Russians do appear to have crossed the river — but it’s too early to tell if that’s in sustainable and sufficient numbers. In the last month, since occupying Izium, they have made only limited progress despite the stretched Ukrainian lines. And their strategic goal — Sloviansk — has defenses in depth.Ukrainians have eliminated at least two pontoon bridges near Bilohorivka in the last 24 hours, satellite and drone images show.Ukrainians have eliminated at least two pontoon bridges near Bilohorivka in the last 24 hours, satellite and drone images show.Ukrainians have eliminated at least two pontoon bridges near Bilohorivka in the last 24 hours, satellite and drone images show.Smoke is seen rising from the western shore of the river at one end of the bridge. On the eastern bank, craters and smoke are also seen on the eastern shore.Smoke is seen rising from the western shore of the river at one end of the bridge. On the eastern bank, craters and smoke are also seen on the eastern shore.Smoke is seen rising from the western shore of the river at one end of the bridge. On the eastern bank, craters and smoke are also seen on the eastern shore.To sustain an offensive in this area, the Russian military needs supplies, and they must come from across the border. The supply line runs from Belgorod to the Ukrainian rail hub of Kupiansk and further south.Ukrainian forces seem determined to disrupt this funnel and have made progress in retaking territory to the north and east of Kharkiv. In the first instance, this has reduced Russian fire on the city itself. And in some places Ukrainian units are now in sight of the Russian border, and have Russian supply lines within artillery range.Video geolocated by CNN showed that several top-of-the-line Russian T90M tanks were destroyed as Ukrainian units pushed east towards the Siverskyi Donets. They now control the town of Staryi Saltiv, according to a CNN team that was in the deserted town Thursday.Again the river is a natural obstacle — and in this area it might hamper further Ukrainian progress. But the Ukrainian counter-offensive has already led the Russians to pull some units back to protect their western flank and hold as many as 20 BTGs back in Belgorod.As Mick Ryan, a former US major general puts it, the Ukrainians “have placed Russia commanders upon the ‘horns of a dilemma’ as they slowly deplete their combat power in the east.”But Ryan doesn’t expect a more ambitious Ukrainian offensive, which would sap already stretched resources. “The Ukrainians will probably continue their continuous ‘nibbling away’ at the Russians to seize back their territory, rather than a general offensive on all fronts,” he tweeted.Grainy drone video circulating on social media, geolocated and its authenticity verified by CNN, shows the aftermath of the strikes. Grainy drone video circulating on social media, geolocated and its authenticity verified by CNN, shows the aftermath of the strikes. Grainy drone video circulating on social media, geolocated and its authenticity verified by CNN, shows the aftermath of the strikes. Additional photos also taken by a drone show the Russians tried to erect a second pontoon bridge across the river, which was also blown up by the Ukrainians. Additional photos also taken by a drone show the Russians tried to erect a second pontoon bridge across the river, which was also blown up by the Ukrainians. Additional photos also taken by a drone show the Russians tried to erect a second pontoon bridge across the river, which was also blown up by the Ukrainians. The south: A very different warThe picture is less dynamic in the south, where the front lines have moved little. The Russians still control a substantial belt of farmland in Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions, but their efforts to move further north have been sporadic.In Kherson, for example, public unrest has subsided — partly because an estimated 45% of the region’s population is reported to have left.The Russians continue to launch cruise missile attacks on Odesa and other coastal regions, without much purpose beyond terrorizing the civilian population and with little “operational design” in military language.Any effort to attack the city from land or sea seems very implausible, especially since the sinking of Russia’s guided-missile cruiser, the Moskva. US intelligence discounts any imminent prospect that Russian forces would try to seize all of Ukraine’s coast. That would likely require a full mobilization inside Russia, a step Putin has so far not ordered.Instead, the Russians seems intent on consolidating their control over a land corridor running from the border to Crimea and trying to “integrate” Kherson into the “Russian world” by introducing Russian passports, the ruble and a puppet administration.But their proxies are ruling over areas in grim conditions, with healthcare and utilities severely impaired. And there is plenty of evidence that Russian units are treating the region as a candy store, stealing everything from tractors to museum artifacts. As yet there is no serious effort at governing.Ukrainian people evacuated from Mariupol arrive on buses at a registration and processing area for <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/europe/live-news/russia-ukraine-war-news-05-10-22/h_efd6f08f34ea6abe8174414eb07cef55" target="_blank">internally displaced people</a> in Zaporizhzhia, on May 8.Ukrainian people evacuated from Mariupol arrive on buses at a registration and processing area for <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/europe/live-news/russia-ukraine-war-news-05-10-22/h_efd6f08f34ea6abe8174414eb07cef55" target="_blank">internally displaced people</a> in Zaporizhzhia, on May 8. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUkrainian people evacuated from Mariupol arrive on buses at a registration and processing area for internally displaced people in Zaporizhzhia, on May 8.Hide Caption 1 of 208Ukrainian serviceman and emergency workers carry the body of a Russian soldier into a refrigerated train in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on May 5. The bodies of more than 40 Russian soldiers who were found after battles around Kharkiv are being stored in the refrigerated car. Ukrainian serviceman and emergency workers carry the body of a Russian soldier into a refrigerated train in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on May 5. The bodies of more than 40 Russian soldiers who were found after battles around Kharkiv are being stored in the refrigerated car. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUkrainian serviceman and emergency workers carry the body of a Russian soldier into a refrigerated train in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on May 5. The bodies of more than 40 Russian soldiers who were found after battles around Kharkiv are being stored in the refrigerated car. Hide Caption 2 of 208Smoke rises from the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, Ukraine, on Thursday, May 5. Heavy fighting is raging at the <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/europe/live-news/russia-ukraine-war-news-05-06-22/h_0f75cf23e004e3877fed9f42699db7c0" target="_blank">besieged steel plant</a> as Russian forces attempt to capture Mariupol, a strategically vital port city.Smoke rises from the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, Ukraine, on Thursday, May 5. Heavy fighting is raging at the <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/europe/live-news/russia-ukraine-war-news-05-06-22/h_0f75cf23e004e3877fed9f42699db7c0" target="_blank">besieged steel plant</a> as Russian forces attempt to capture Mariupol, a strategically vital port city. Photos: Russia invades UkraineSmoke rises from the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, Ukraine, on Thursday, May 5. Heavy fighting is raging at the besieged steel plant as Russian forces attempt to capture Mariupol, a strategically vital port city.Hide Caption 3 of 208Ukrainian soldiers clear mines at the <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/antonov-an-225-ukraine-rebuilding/index.html" target="_blank">Antonov Airport </a>in Hostomel, Ukraine, on May 5.Ukrainian soldiers clear mines at the <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/antonov-an-225-ukraine-rebuilding/index.html" target="_blank">Antonov Airport </a>in Hostomel, Ukraine, on May 5. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUkrainian soldiers clear mines at the Antonov Airport in Hostomel, Ukraine, on May 5.Hide Caption 4 of 208Vehicles are on <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/europe/live-news/russia-ukraine-war-news-05-04-22/h_24b5c804b602c2723dbc77e39cb57b73" target="_blank">fire at an oil depot </a>in Makiivka, Ukraine, after missiles struck a facility in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatist forces on Wednesday, May 4.Vehicles are on <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/europe/live-news/russia-ukraine-war-news-05-04-22/h_24b5c804b602c2723dbc77e39cb57b73" target="_blank">fire at an oil depot </a>in Makiivka, Ukraine, after missiles struck a facility in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatist forces on Wednesday, May 4. Photos: Russia invades UkraineVehicles are on fire at an oil depot in Makiivka, Ukraine, after missiles struck a facility in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatist forces on Wednesday, May 4.Hide Caption 5 of 208Natalia Pototska cries next to her grandson Matviy as they arrive at a center for displaced people in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, on Monday, May 2.Natalia Pototska cries next to her grandson Matviy as they arrive at a center for displaced people in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, on Monday, May 2. Photos: Russia invades UkraineNatalia Pototska cries next to her grandson Matviy as they arrive at a center for displaced people in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, on Monday, May 2.Hide Caption 6 of 208Pro-Russian troops stand guard next to a bus transporting evacuees near a temporary accommodation center in the Ukrainian village of Bezimenne on Sunday, May 1.Pro-Russian troops stand guard next to a bus transporting evacuees near a temporary accommodation center in the Ukrainian village of Bezimenne on Sunday, May 1. Photos: Russia invades UkrainePro-Russian troops stand guard next to a bus transporting evacuees near a temporary accommodation center in the Ukrainian village of Bezimenne on Sunday, May 1.Hide Caption 7 of 208Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, center, meets with US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as a congressional delegation visited Kyiv, Ukraine, on Saturday, April 30. Pelosi is <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/01/politics/pelosi-zelensky-kyiv-ukraine-intl/index.html" target="_blank">the most senior US official to meet with Zelensky</a> since Russia invaded Ukraine.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, center, meets with US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as a congressional delegation visited Kyiv, Ukraine, on Saturday, April 30. Pelosi is <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/01/politics/pelosi-zelensky-kyiv-ukraine-intl/index.html" target="_blank">the most senior US official to meet with Zelensky</a> since Russia invaded Ukraine. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, center, meets with US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as a congressional delegation visited Kyiv, Ukraine, on Saturday, April 30. Pelosi is the most senior US official to meet with Zelensky since Russia invaded Ukraine.Hide Caption 8 of 208A man stands on the balcony of his apartment after a missile strike damaged a residential building in Ukraine's Donetsk region on April 30.A man stands on the balcony of his apartment after a missile strike damaged a residential building in Ukraine's Donetsk region on April 30. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA man stands on the balcony of his apartment after a missile strike damaged a residential building in Ukraine’s Donetsk region on April 30.Hide Caption 9 of 208A woman cries as residents evacuated from the <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/russia-ukraine-war-news-04-29-22/h_54765d6f9e1ab31b3551758840f42900" target="_blank">settlement of Ruska Lozova</a> stop at a transit area on the outskirts of Kharkiv, Ukraine, on April 30.A woman cries as residents evacuated from the <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/russia-ukraine-war-news-04-29-22/h_54765d6f9e1ab31b3551758840f42900" target="_blank">settlement of Ruska Lozova</a> stop at a transit area on the outskirts of Kharkiv, Ukraine, on April 30. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA woman cries as residents evacuated from the settlement of Ruska Lozova stop at a transit area on the outskirts of Kharkiv, Ukraine, on April 30.Hide Caption 10 of 208A woman walks through the site of an explosion in Kyiv on April 29. Russia <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/europe/live-news/russia-ukraine-war-news-04-29-22/h_cd393e39bffe3851994e72f73fddf391" target="_blank">struck the Ukrainian capital</a> shortly after a meeting between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and UN Secretary-General António Guterres.A woman walks through the site of an explosion in Kyiv on April 29. Russia <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/europe/live-news/russia-ukraine-war-news-04-29-22/h_cd393e39bffe3851994e72f73fddf391" target="_blank">struck the Ukrainian capital</a> shortly after a meeting between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and UN Secretary-General António Guterres. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA woman walks through the site of an explosion in Kyiv on April 29. Russia struck the Ukrainian capital shortly after a meeting between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and UN Secretary-General António Guterres.Hide Caption 11 of 208Guterres speaks during his meeting with Zelensky on April 28.Guterres speaks during his meeting with Zelensky on April 28. Photos: Russia invades UkraineGuterres speaks during his meeting with Zelensky on April 28.Hide Caption 12 of 208A team member with the International Atomic Energy Agency arrives at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, on April 26. Russian forces withdrew from Chernobyl, the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster, in March.A team member with the International Atomic Energy Agency arrives at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, on April 26. Russian forces withdrew from Chernobyl, the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster, in March. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA team member with the International Atomic Energy Agency arrives at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, on April 26. Russian forces withdrew from Chernobyl, the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster, in March.Hide Caption 13 of 208Maria, 13, holds a photograph of her father, Yurii Alekseev, as she and her godfather, Igor Tarkovskii, attend Alekseev's funeral in Bucha, Ukraine, on April 26. Alekseev, 50, was a territorial defense member who was killed by Russian soldiers, according to his family.Maria, 13, holds a photograph of her father, Yurii Alekseev, as she and her godfather, Igor Tarkovskii, attend Alekseev's funeral in Bucha, Ukraine, on April 26. Alekseev, 50, was a territorial defense member who was killed by Russian soldiers, according to his family. Photos: Russia invades UkraineMaria, 13, holds a photograph of her father, Yurii Alekseev, as she and her godfather, Igor Tarkovskii, attend Alekseev’s funeral in Bucha, Ukraine, on April 26. Alekseev, 50, was a territorial defense member who was killed by Russian soldiers, according to his family.Hide Caption 14 of 208US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/2022/04/25/politics/blinken-austin-kyiv-ukraine-zelensky-meeting/index.html" target="_blank">attend a meeting</a> in Kyiv with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on April 24.US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/2022/04/25/politics/blinken-austin-kyiv-ukraine-zelensky-meeting/index.html" target="_blank">attend a meeting</a> in Kyiv with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on April 24. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUS Secretary of State Antony Blinken and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin attend a meeting in Kyiv with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on April 24.Hide Caption 15 of 208A couple looks at a memorial wall in Lviv, Ukraine, on April 24. The wall shows Ukrainian civilians who have been killed during the Russian invasion.A couple looks at a memorial wall in Lviv, Ukraine, on April 24. The wall shows Ukrainian civilians who have been killed during the Russian invasion. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA couple looks at a memorial wall in Lviv, Ukraine, on April 24. The wall shows Ukrainian civilians who have been killed during the Russian invasion.Hide Caption 16 of 208People pray during an <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/2022/04/24/europe/ukraine-orthodox-easter-celebrations-intl-cmd/index.html" target="_blank">Easter</a> church service at St. Michael's Cathedral in Kyiv on April 24.People pray during an <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/2022/04/24/europe/ukraine-orthodox-easter-celebrations-intl-cmd/index.html" target="_blank">Easter</a> church service at St. Michael's Cathedral in Kyiv on April 24. Photos: Russia invades UkrainePeople pray during an Easter church service at St. Michael’s Cathedral in Kyiv on April 24.Hide Caption 17 of 208Women walk between sandbags and anti-tank barricades in Zhytomyr, Ukraine, to attend a blessing of traditional Easter food baskets on April 23.Women walk between sandbags and anti-tank barricades in Zhytomyr, Ukraine, to attend a blessing of traditional Easter food baskets on April 23. Photos: Russia invades UkraineWomen walk between sandbags and anti-tank barricades in Zhytomyr, Ukraine, to attend a blessing of traditional Easter food baskets on April 23.Hide Caption 18 of 208Members of the Ukrainian Red Cross talk before moving an elderly woman to an ambulance in a bunker under a factory in Severodonetsk, Ukraine, on April 22.Members of the Ukrainian Red Cross talk before moving an elderly woman to an ambulance in a bunker under a factory in Severodonetsk, Ukraine, on April 22. Photos: Russia invades UkraineMembers of the Ukrainian Red Cross talk before moving an elderly woman to an ambulance in a bunker under a factory in Severodonetsk, Ukraine, on April 22.Hide Caption 19 of 208A woman who recently evacuated Mariupol cries after arriving at a registration center for internally displaced people in Zaporizhzhia on April 21. A woman who recently evacuated Mariupol cries after arriving at a registration center for internally displaced people in Zaporizhzhia on April 21. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA woman who recently evacuated Mariupol cries after arriving at a registration center for internally displaced people in Zaporizhzhia on April 21. Hide Caption 20 of 208Emergency workers remove the body of a person killed during the <a href="https://us.cnn.com/2022/04/22/europe/mariupol-ukraine-russia-intl-hnk/index.html" target="_blank">Russian attack on Mariupol.</a>Emergency workers remove the body of a person killed during the <a href="https://us.cnn.com/2022/04/22/europe/mariupol-ukraine-russia-intl-hnk/index.html" target="_blank">Russian attack on Mariupol.</a> Photos: Russia invades UkraineEmergency workers remove the body of a person killed during the Russian attack on Mariupol.Hide Caption 21 of 208Vova, 10, looks at the body of his mother, Maryna, lying in a coffin as his father, Ivan, prays during her funeral in Bucha on April 20. She died during Russia's occupation of the city, as the family sheltered in a cold basement for more than a month.Vova, 10, looks at the body of his mother, Maryna, lying in a coffin as his father, Ivan, prays during her funeral in Bucha on April 20. She died during Russia's occupation of the city, as the family sheltered in a cold basement for more than a month. Photos: Russia invades UkraineVova, 10, looks at the body of his mother, Maryna, lying in a coffin as his father, Ivan, prays during her funeral in Bucha on April 20. She died during Russia’s occupation of the city, as the family sheltered in a cold basement for more than a month.Hide Caption 22 of 208Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, right, speaks with European Council President Charles Michel during a meeting in Kyiv on April 20.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, right, speaks with European Council President Charles Michel during a meeting in Kyiv on April 20. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, right, speaks with European Council President Charles Michel during a meeting in Kyiv on April 20.Hide Caption 23 of 208A Ukrainian serviceman stands next to a multiple rocket-launch system in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine on April 20.A Ukrainian serviceman stands next to a multiple rocket-launch system in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine on April 20. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA Ukrainian serviceman stands next to a multiple rocket-launch system in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine on April 20.Hide Caption 24 of 208Firefighters work in Lviv after a civilian building was hit by a Russian missile on April 18.Firefighters work in Lviv after a civilian building was hit by a Russian missile on April 18. Photos: Russia invades UkraineFirefighters work in Lviv after a civilian building was hit by a Russian missile on April 18.Hide Caption 25 of 208Smoke rises above Mariupol on April 18.Smoke rises above Mariupol on April 18. Photos: Russia invades UkraineSmoke rises above Mariupol on April 18.Hide Caption 26 of 208Women clean inside a damaged building at the Vizar company military-industrial complex in Vyshneve, Ukraine, on April 15. The site, on the outskirts of Kyiv, was hit by Russian strikes.Women clean inside a damaged building at the Vizar company military-industrial complex in Vyshneve, Ukraine, on April 15. The site, on the outskirts of Kyiv, was hit by Russian strikes. Photos: Russia invades UkraineWomen clean inside a damaged building at the Vizar company military-industrial complex in Vyshneve, Ukraine, on April 15. The site, on the outskirts of Kyiv, was hit by Russian strikes.Hide Caption 27 of 208Firefighters work at a burning building in Kharkiv following a missile attack near the Kharkiv International Airport on April 12.Firefighters work at a burning building in Kharkiv following a missile attack near the Kharkiv International Airport on April 12. Photos: Russia invades UkraineFirefighters work at a burning building in Kharkiv following a missile attack near the Kharkiv International Airport on April 12.Hide Caption 28 of 208Mourners react in Stebnyk, Ukraine, during the funeral ceremony of Ukrainian serviceman Roman Tiaka. Tiaka was 47.Mourners react in Stebnyk, Ukraine, during the funeral ceremony of Ukrainian serviceman Roman Tiaka. Tiaka was 47. Photos: Russia invades UkraineMourners react in Stebnyk, Ukraine, during the funeral ceremony of Ukrainian serviceman Roman Tiaka. Tiaka was 47.Hide Caption 29 of 208Ukrainian forces fire rockets toward Russian positions in Ukraine's Donbas region on April 10.Ukrainian forces fire rockets toward Russian positions in Ukraine's Donbas region on April 10. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUkrainian forces fire rockets toward Russian positions in Ukraine’s Donbas region on April 10.Hide Caption 30 of 208A man works to catalog some of the bodies of civilians who were killed in and around Bucha. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/03/europe/bucha-ukraine-civilian-deaths-intl/index.html" target="_blank">Shocking images</a> showing the bodies of civilians scattered across the suburb of Kyiv sparked international outrage and raised the urgency of ongoing investigations into alleged Russian war crimes. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on Russian leaders to be held accountable for the actions of the nation's military. The Russian Ministry of Defense, without evidence, claimed the extensive footage of Bucha was "fake."A man works to catalog some of the bodies of civilians who were killed in and around Bucha. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/03/europe/bucha-ukraine-civilian-deaths-intl/index.html" target="_blank">Shocking images</a> showing the bodies of civilians scattered across the suburb of Kyiv sparked international outrage and raised the urgency of ongoing investigations into alleged Russian war crimes. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on Russian leaders to be held accountable for the actions of the nation's military. The Russian Ministry of Defense, without evidence, claimed the extensive footage of Bucha was "fake." Photos: Russia invades UkraineA man works to catalog some of the bodies of civilians who were killed in and around Bucha. Shocking images showing the bodies of civilians scattered across the suburb of Kyiv sparked international outrage and raised the urgency of ongoing investigations into alleged Russian war crimes. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on Russian leaders to be held accountable for the actions of the nation’s military. The Russian Ministry of Defense, without evidence, claimed the extensive footage of Bucha was “fake.”Hide Caption 31 of 208Search-and-rescue teams remove debris after the Ukrainian army regained control of Borodianka, Ukraine, on April 6.Search-and-rescue teams remove debris after the Ukrainian army regained control of Borodianka, Ukraine, on April 6. Photos: Russia invades UkraineSearch-and-rescue teams remove debris after the Ukrainian army regained control of Borodianka, Ukraine, on April 6.Hide Caption 32 of 208People wait to board a train as they flee Kramatorsk, Ukraine, on April 5.People wait to board a train as they flee Kramatorsk, Ukraine, on April 5. Photos: Russia invades UkrainePeople wait to board a train as they flee Kramatorsk, Ukraine, on April 5.Hide Caption 33 of 208Destruction is seen in Borodianka on April 5. Borodianka was home to 13,000 people before the war, but most fled after Russia's invasion. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/05/europe/borodianka-ukraine-deaths-destruction-intl/index.html" target="_blank">What was left of the town,</a> after intense shelling and devastating airstrikes, was then occupied by Russian forces.Destruction is seen in Borodianka on April 5. Borodianka was home to 13,000 people before the war, but most fled after Russia's invasion. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/05/europe/borodianka-ukraine-deaths-destruction-intl/index.html" target="_blank">What was left of the town,</a> after intense shelling and devastating airstrikes, was then occupied by Russian forces. Photos: Russia invades UkraineDestruction is seen in Borodianka on April 5. Borodianka was home to 13,000 people before the war, but most fled after Russia’s invasion. What was left of the town, after intense shelling and devastating airstrikes, was then occupied by Russian forces.Hide Caption 34 of 208Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks to the media about the alleged atrocities in Bucha on April 4. "It's very difficult to negotiate when you see what (the Russians) have done here," <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-putin-news-04-04-22/h_eef60451c061f151c1a6a3ec1105a1ab" target="_blank">Zelensky emphasized</a> as he stood in the town, surrounded by security.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks to the media about the alleged atrocities in Bucha on April 4. "It's very difficult to negotiate when you see what (the Russians) have done here," <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-putin-news-04-04-22/h_eef60451c061f151c1a6a3ec1105a1ab" target="_blank">Zelensky emphasized</a> as he stood in the town, surrounded by security. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks to the media about the alleged atrocities in Bucha on April 4. “It’s very difficult to negotiate when you see what (the Russians) have done here,” Zelensky emphasized as he stood in the town, surrounded by security.Hide Caption 35 of 208Anna Zhelisko touches the casket of her grandson, Ukrainian soldier Dmitry Zhelisko, as it arrives for his funeral in Chervonohrad, Ukraine, on April 3. He died fighting the Russian army near Kharkiv. Anna Zhelisko touches the casket of her grandson, Ukrainian soldier Dmitry Zhelisko, as it arrives for his funeral in Chervonohrad, Ukraine, on April 3. He died fighting the Russian army near Kharkiv. Photos: Russia invades UkraineAnna Zhelisko touches the casket of her grandson, Ukrainian soldier Dmitry Zhelisko, as it arrives for his funeral in Chervonohrad, Ukraine, on April 3. He died fighting the Russian army near Kharkiv. Hide Caption 36 of 208Smoke rises over Odesa, Ukraine, on April 3. The Russian defense ministry <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-putin-news-04-3-22/h_d80fa6e3079253e9fab94ee35475b27b" target="_blank">confirmed a strike</a> on an oil refinery and fuel storage facilities in the port city.Smoke rises over Odesa, Ukraine, on April 3. The Russian defense ministry <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-putin-news-04-3-22/h_d80fa6e3079253e9fab94ee35475b27b" target="_blank">confirmed a strike</a> on an oil refinery and fuel storage facilities in the port city. Photos: Russia invades UkraineSmoke rises over Odesa, Ukraine, on April 3. The Russian defense ministry confirmed a strike on an oil refinery and fuel storage facilities in the port city.Hide Caption 37 of 208Bodies lie on a street in Bucha on April 2. Images captured by Agence France-Presse showed at least 20 civilian men dead.Bodies lie on a street in Bucha on April 2. Images captured by Agence France-Presse showed at least 20 civilian men dead. Photos: Russia invades UkraineBodies lie on a street in Bucha on April 2. Images captured by Agence France-Presse showed at least 20 civilian men dead.Hide Caption 38 of 208A Ukrainian serviceman stands with a handcuffed Russian soldier in Kharkiv on March 31.A Ukrainian serviceman stands with a handcuffed Russian soldier in Kharkiv on March 31. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA Ukrainian serviceman stands with a handcuffed Russian soldier in Kharkiv on March 31.Hide Caption 39 of 208A satellite image shows a shelled warehouse that was being used by the Red Cross in Mariupol on March 29. A satellite image shows a shelled warehouse that was being used by the Red Cross in Mariupol on March 29. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA satellite image shows a shelled warehouse that was being used by the Red Cross in Mariupol on March 29. Hide Caption 40 of 208Russian and Ukrainian delegations <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/29/europe/russia-reduce-assault-kyiv-plan-intl/index.html" target="_blank">meet in Istanbul for talks</a> on March 29. Russia said it would "drastically reduce" its military assault on the Ukrainian cities of Kyiv and Chernihiv. The announcement came after Ukrainian and Western intelligence assessments recently suggested that Russia's advance on Kyiv was stalling. The talks also covered other important issues, including the future of the eastern Donbas region, the fate of Crimea, a broad alliance of security guarantors and a potential meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.Russian and Ukrainian delegations <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/29/europe/russia-reduce-assault-kyiv-plan-intl/index.html" target="_blank">meet in Istanbul for talks</a> on March 29. Russia said it would "drastically reduce" its military assault on the Ukrainian cities of Kyiv and Chernihiv. The announcement came after Ukrainian and Western intelligence assessments recently suggested that Russia's advance on Kyiv was stalling. The talks also covered other important issues, including the future of the eastern Donbas region, the fate of Crimea, a broad alliance of security guarantors and a potential meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Photos: Russia invades UkraineRussian and Ukrainian delegations meet in Istanbul for talks on March 29. Russia said it would “drastically reduce” its military assault on the Ukrainian cities of Kyiv and Chernihiv. The announcement came after Ukrainian and Western intelligence assessments recently suggested that Russia’s advance on Kyiv was stalling. The talks also covered other important issues, including the future of the eastern Donbas region, the fate of Crimea, a broad alliance of security guarantors and a potential meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.Hide Caption 41 of 208A woman named Julia cries next to her 6-year-old daughter, Veronika, while talking to the press in Brovary, Ukraine, on March 29.A woman named Julia cries next to her 6-year-old daughter, Veronika, while talking to the press in Brovary, Ukraine, on March 29. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA woman named Julia cries next to her 6-year-old daughter, Veronika, while talking to the press in Brovary, Ukraine, on March 29.Hide Caption 42 of 208The regional government headquarters of Mykolaiv, Ukraine, is damaged <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-putin-news-03-29-22/h_b52e4de2ba95f5ad51832231788e413f" target="_blank">following a Russian attack</a> on March 29. At least nine people were killed, according to the Mykolaiv regional media office's Telegram channel.The regional government headquarters of Mykolaiv, Ukraine, is damaged <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-putin-news-03-29-22/h_b52e4de2ba95f5ad51832231788e413f" target="_blank">following a Russian attack</a> on March 29. At least nine people were killed, according to the Mykolaiv regional media office's Telegram channel. Photos: Russia invades UkraineThe regional government headquarters of Mykolaiv, Ukraine, is damaged following a Russian attack on March 29. At least nine people were killed, according to the Mykolaiv regional media office’s Telegram channel.Hide Caption 43 of 208An armored convoy of pro-Russian troops travel on a road leading to Mariupol on March 28.An armored convoy of pro-Russian troops travel on a road leading to Mariupol on March 28. Photos: Russia invades UkraineAn armored convoy of pro-Russian troops travel on a road leading to Mariupol on March 28.Hide Caption 44 of 208A volunteer weaves a bulletproof vest in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, on March 28.A volunteer weaves a bulletproof vest in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, on March 28. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA volunteer weaves a bulletproof vest in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, on March 28.Hide Caption 45 of 208A woman lights a candle during the Sunday service at a monastery in Odesa on March 27.A woman lights a candle during the Sunday service at a monastery in Odesa on March 27. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA woman lights a candle during the Sunday service at a monastery in Odesa on March 27.Hide Caption 46 of 208A Ukrainian serviceman stands in a heavily damaged building in Stoyanka, Ukraine, on March 27.A Ukrainian serviceman stands in a heavily damaged building in Stoyanka, Ukraine, on March 27. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA Ukrainian serviceman stands in a heavily damaged building in Stoyanka, Ukraine, on March 27.Hide Caption 47 of 208Orphaned children travel by train after fleeing the Russian-controlled town of Polohy, Ukraine, on March 26.Orphaned children travel by train after fleeing the Russian-controlled town of Polohy, Ukraine, on March 26. Photos: Russia invades UkraineOrphaned children travel by train after fleeing the Russian-controlled town of Polohy, Ukraine, on March 26.Hide Caption 48 of 208A man recovers items from a burning shop following a Russian attack in Kharkiv on March 25.A man recovers items from a burning shop following a Russian attack in Kharkiv on March 25. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA man recovers items from a burning shop following a Russian attack in Kharkiv on March 25.Hide Caption 49 of 208Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addresses world leaders via video at the NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium, on March 24. Zelensky stopped short of issuing his usual request for a no-fly zone, but he did say Ukraine needs fighter jets, tanks and better air defenses.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addresses world leaders via video at the NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium, on March 24. Zelensky stopped short of issuing his usual request for a no-fly zone, but he did say Ukraine needs fighter jets, tanks and better air defenses. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addresses world leaders via video at the NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium, on March 24. Zelensky stopped short of issuing his usual request for a no-fly zone, but he did say Ukraine needs fighter jets, tanks and better air defenses.Hide Caption 50 of 208A child holds a Ukrainian flag in front of the Taras Shevchenko monument as members of the Ukrainian National Guard band perform in Lviv on March 24.A child holds a Ukrainian flag in front of the Taras Shevchenko monument as members of the Ukrainian National Guard band perform in Lviv on March 24. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA child holds a Ukrainian flag in front of the Taras Shevchenko monument as members of the Ukrainian National Guard band perform in Lviv on March 24.Hide Caption 51 of 208A firefighter sprays water inside a house that was destroyed by shelling in Kyiv on March 23.A firefighter sprays water inside a house that was destroyed by shelling in Kyiv on March 23. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA firefighter sprays water inside a house that was destroyed by shelling in Kyiv on March 23.Hide Caption 52 of 208Svetlana Ilyuhina looks at the wreckage of her home in Kyiv following a Russian rocket attack on March 23. "First there was smoke, and then everything went black," she said.Svetlana Ilyuhina looks at the wreckage of her home in Kyiv following a Russian rocket attack on March 23. "First there was smoke, and then everything went black," she said. Photos: Russia invades UkraineSvetlana Ilyuhina looks at the wreckage of her home in Kyiv following a Russian rocket attack on March 23. “First there was smoke, and then everything went black,” she said.Hide Caption 53 of 208Pictures lie amid the rubble of a house in Kyiv on March 23.Pictures lie amid the rubble of a house in Kyiv on March 23. Photos: Russia invades UkrainePictures lie amid the rubble of a house in Kyiv on March 23.Hide Caption 54 of 208A woman cleans up a room March 21 in a building that was damaged by bombing in Kyiv.A woman cleans up a room March 21 in a building that was damaged by bombing in Kyiv. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA woman cleans up a room March 21 in a building that was damaged by bombing in Kyiv.Hide Caption 55 of 208The Retroville shopping mall is seen in Kyiv after Russian shelling on March 21.The Retroville shopping mall is seen in Kyiv after Russian shelling on March 21. Photos: Russia invades UkraineThe Retroville shopping mall is seen in Kyiv after Russian shelling on March 21.Hide Caption 56 of 208People share dinner and sing "Happy Birthday" during a celebration in Kyiv on March 20. This studio space has turned into a bomb shelter for approximately 25 artists who are volunteering to help the war effort.  People share dinner and sing "Happy Birthday" during a celebration in Kyiv on March 20. This studio space has turned into a bomb shelter for approximately 25 artists who are volunteering to help the war effort.  Photos: Russia invades UkrainePeople share dinner and sing “Happy Birthday” during a celebration in Kyiv on March 20. This studio space has turned into a bomb shelter for approximately 25 artists who are volunteering to help the war effort. Hide Caption 57 of 208Former Ukrainian Parliament member Tetiana Chornovol, now a service member and operator of an anti-tank guided missile system, examines a Russian tank she destroyed in a recent battle in the Kyiv region.Former Ukrainian Parliament member Tetiana Chornovol, now a service member and operator of an anti-tank guided missile system, examines a Russian tank she destroyed in a recent battle in the Kyiv region. Photos: Russia invades UkraineFormer Ukrainian Parliament member Tetiana Chornovol, now a service member and operator of an anti-tank guided missile system, examines a Russian tank she destroyed in a recent battle in the Kyiv region.Hide Caption 58 of 208A Ukrainian serviceman stands among debris after shelling in a residential area in Kyiv on March 18. A Ukrainian serviceman stands among debris after shelling in a residential area in Kyiv on March 18. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA Ukrainian serviceman stands among debris after shelling in a residential area in Kyiv on March 18. Hide Caption 59 of 208US President Joe Biden holds a virtual meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in this photo that was released by the White House on March 18. Biden sought to use <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/18/politics/joe-biden-xi-jinping-call/index.html" target="_blank">the 110-minute call</a> to dissuade Xi from assisting Russia in its war on Ukraine.US President Joe Biden holds a virtual meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in this photo that was released by the White House on March 18. Biden sought to use <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/18/politics/joe-biden-xi-jinping-call/index.html" target="_blank">the 110-minute call</a> to dissuade Xi from assisting Russia in its war on Ukraine. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUS President Joe Biden holds a virtual meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in this photo that was released by the White House on March 18. Biden sought to use the 110-minute call to dissuade Xi from assisting Russia in its war on Ukraine.Hide Caption 60 of 208Staff members attend to a child at a children's hospital in Zaporizhzhia on March 18.Staff members attend to a child at a children's hospital in Zaporizhzhia on March 18. Photos: Russia invades UkraineStaff members attend to a child at a children’s hospital in Zaporizhzhia on March 18.Hide Caption 61 of 208Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a rally at a stadium in Moscow on March 18. Speaking from a stage in front of a banner that read "for a world without Nazism," Putin said Russia "will definitely implement all our plans" in Ukraine. He insisted that national unity was the strongest in a long time, even as many people flee Russia or protest against war in the streets. State workers were told by authorities to attend <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/18/europe/russia-putin-ukraine-invasion-rally-intl/index.html" target="_blank">the celebration,</a> which commemorated the eighth year of Russia's annexation of Crimea.Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a rally at a stadium in Moscow on March 18. Speaking from a stage in front of a banner that read "for a world without Nazism," Putin said Russia "will definitely implement all our plans" in Ukraine. He insisted that national unity was the strongest in a long time, even as many people flee Russia or protest against war in the streets. State workers were told by authorities to attend <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/18/europe/russia-putin-ukraine-invasion-rally-intl/index.html" target="_blank">the celebration,</a> which commemorated the eighth year of Russia's annexation of Crimea. Photos: Russia invades UkraineRussian President Vladimir Putin attends a rally at a stadium in Moscow on March 18. Speaking from a stage in front of a banner that read “for a world without Nazism,” Putin said Russia “will definitely implement all our plans” in Ukraine. He insisted that national unity was the strongest in a long time, even as many people flee Russia or protest against war in the streets. State workers were told by authorities to attend the celebration, which commemorated the eighth year of Russia’s annexation of Crimea.Hide Caption 62 of 208Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky receives a standing ovation as he virtually addresses the US Congress on March 16. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/16/politics/zelensky-ukraine-speech-to-congress/index.html" target="_blank">The historic speech</a> occurred as the United States is under pressure to provide more military assistance to the embattled country.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky receives a standing ovation as he virtually addresses the US Congress on March 16. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/16/politics/zelensky-ukraine-speech-to-congress/index.html" target="_blank">The historic speech</a> occurred as the United States is under pressure to provide more military assistance to the embattled country. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky receives a standing ovation as he virtually addresses the US Congress on March 16. The historic speech occurred as the United States is under pressure to provide more military assistance to the embattled country.Hide Caption 63 of 208An elderly woman is helped by police officers after she was rescued from an apartment that was hit by shelling in Kyiv on March 15.An elderly woman is helped by police officers after she was rescued from an apartment that was hit by shelling in Kyiv on March 15. Photos: Russia invades UkraineAn elderly woman is helped by police officers after she was rescued from an apartment that was hit by shelling in Kyiv on March 15.Hide Caption 64 of 208Firefighters work to extinguish flames at an apartment building in Kyiv on March 15.Firefighters work to extinguish flames at an apartment building in Kyiv on March 15. Photos: Russia invades UkraineFirefighters work to extinguish flames at an apartment building in Kyiv on March 15.Hide Caption 65 of 208Military cadets attend a funeral ceremony at a church in Lviv on March 15. The funeral was for four of the Ukrainian servicemen who were killed during <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/13/europe/russia-invasion-ukraine-03-13-intl-hnk/index.html" target="_blank">an airstrike on the Yavoriv military base</a> near the Polish border. Local authorities say 35 people were killed.Military cadets attend a funeral ceremony at a church in Lviv on March 15. The funeral was for four of the Ukrainian servicemen who were killed during <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/13/europe/russia-invasion-ukraine-03-13-intl-hnk/index.html" target="_blank">an airstrike on the Yavoriv military base</a> near the Polish border. Local authorities say 35 people were killed. Photos: Russia invades UkraineMilitary cadets attend a funeral ceremony at a church in Lviv on March 15. The funeral was for four of the Ukrainian servicemen who were killed during an airstrike on the Yavoriv military base near the Polish border. Local authorities say 35 people were killed.Hide Caption 66 of 208A woman walks past a damaged window to lay flowers at a makeshift memorial for victims in Donetsk, Ukraine, on March 15.A woman walks past a damaged window to lay flowers at a makeshift memorial for victims in Donetsk, Ukraine, on March 15. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA woman walks past a damaged window to lay flowers at a makeshift memorial for victims in Donetsk, Ukraine, on March 15.Hide Caption 67 of 208Ukrainian soldiers take cover from incoming artillery fire in Irpin, Ukraine, on March 13.Ukrainian soldiers take cover from incoming artillery fire in Irpin, Ukraine, on March 13. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUkrainian soldiers take cover from incoming artillery fire in Irpin, Ukraine, on March 13.Hide Caption 68 of 208A Ukrainian soldier surveys a destroyed government building in Kharkiv on March 13.A Ukrainian soldier surveys a destroyed government building in Kharkiv on March 13. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA Ukrainian soldier surveys a destroyed government building in Kharkiv on March 13.Hide Caption 69 of 208A mother and son rest in Lviv, Ukraine, while waiting to board a train to Poland on March 12.A mother and son rest in Lviv, Ukraine, while waiting to board a train to Poland on March 12. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA mother and son rest in Lviv, Ukraine, while waiting to board a train to Poland on March 12.Hide Caption 70 of 208An explosion is seen at an apartment building in Mariupol on March 11. The city in southeastern Ukraine has been <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/10/europe/russia-invasion-ukraine-03-10-intl/index.html" target="_blank">besieged by Russian forces.</a>An explosion is seen at an apartment building in Mariupol on March 11. The city in southeastern Ukraine has been <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/10/europe/russia-invasion-ukraine-03-10-intl/index.html" target="_blank">besieged by Russian forces.</a> Photos: Russia invades UkraineAn explosion is seen at an apartment building in Mariupol on March 11. The city in southeastern Ukraine has been besieged by Russian forces.Hide Caption 71 of 208Mariana Vishegirskaya's husband, Yuri, holds <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-putin-news-03-11-22/h_5f6a67cbd30d09e530b4244d9343f1cd" target="_blank">their newborn daughter,</a> Veronika, at a hospital in Mariupol on March 11. Vishegirskaya survived the <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2022/03/09/europe/gallery/mariupol-hospital-bombed/index.html" target="_blank">maternity hospital bombing</a> in the city earlier in the week.Mariana Vishegirskaya's husband, Yuri, holds <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-putin-news-03-11-22/h_5f6a67cbd30d09e530b4244d9343f1cd" target="_blank">their newborn daughter,</a> Veronika, at a hospital in Mariupol on March 11. Vishegirskaya survived the <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2022/03/09/europe/gallery/mariupol-hospital-bombed/index.html" target="_blank">maternity hospital bombing</a> in the city earlier in the week. Photos: Russia invades UkraineMariana Vishegirskaya’s husband, Yuri, holds their newborn daughter, Veronika, at a hospital in Mariupol on March 11. Vishegirskaya survived the maternity hospital bombing in the city earlier in the week.Hide Caption 72 of 208People pay their respects during <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-putin-news-03-11-22/h_dfbf1eceb5e6d1274a1f5539b193b197" target="_blank">a funeral service</a> for three Ukrainian soldiers in Lviv on March 11. Senior Soldier Andrii Stefanyshyn, 39; Senior Lt. Taras Didukh, 25; and Sgt. Dmytro Kabakov, 58, were laid to rest at the Saints Peter and Paul Garrison Church. Even in this sacred space, the sounds of war intruded: an air raid siren audible under the sound of prayer and weeping. Yet no one stirred. Residents are now inured to the near-daily warnings of an air attack.People pay their respects during <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-putin-news-03-11-22/h_dfbf1eceb5e6d1274a1f5539b193b197" target="_blank">a funeral service</a> for three Ukrainian soldiers in Lviv on March 11. Senior Soldier Andrii Stefanyshyn, 39; Senior Lt. Taras Didukh, 25; and Sgt. Dmytro Kabakov, 58, were laid to rest at the Saints Peter and Paul Garrison Church. Even in this sacred space, the sounds of war intruded: an air raid siren audible under the sound of prayer and weeping. Yet no one stirred. Residents are now inured to the near-daily warnings of an air attack. Photos: Russia invades UkrainePeople pay their respects during a funeral service for three Ukrainian soldiers in Lviv on March 11. Senior Soldier Andrii Stefanyshyn, 39; Senior Lt. Taras Didukh, 25; and Sgt. Dmytro Kabakov, 58, were laid to rest at the Saints Peter and Paul Garrison Church. Even in this sacred space, the sounds of war intruded: an air raid siren audible under the sound of prayer and weeping. Yet no one stirred. Residents are now inured to the near-daily warnings of an air attack.Hide Caption 73 of 208Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov gives a news conference after meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Antalya, Turkey, on March 10. Two weeks into Russia's invasion of Ukraine, <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-putin-news-03-10-22/h_ffb15927857812d909a0d6f4c9644f6e" target="_blank">Lavrov falsely claimed</a> that his country "did not attack" its neighbor.Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov gives a news conference after meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Antalya, Turkey, on March 10. Two weeks into Russia's invasion of Ukraine, <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-putin-news-03-10-22/h_ffb15927857812d909a0d6f4c9644f6e" target="_blank">Lavrov falsely claimed</a> that his country "did not attack" its neighbor. Photos: Russia invades UkraineRussian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov gives a news conference after meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Antalya, Turkey, on March 10. Two weeks into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Lavrov falsely claimed that his country “did not attack” its neighbor.Hide Caption 74 of 208A resident takes shelter in a basement in Irpin on March 10. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-putin-news-03-08-22/h_e09d49888fcb2a07b8f1a95d6f2b0faa" target="_blank">Due to heavy fighting,</a> Irpin has been without heat, water or electricity for several days.A resident takes shelter in a basement in Irpin on March 10. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-putin-news-03-08-22/h_e09d49888fcb2a07b8f1a95d6f2b0faa" target="_blank">Due to heavy fighting,</a> Irpin has been without heat, water or electricity for several days. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA resident takes shelter in a basement in Irpin on March 10. Due to heavy fighting, Irpin has been without heat, water or electricity for several days.Hide Caption 75 of 208Emergency workers carry an injured pregnant woman outside of a<a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/09/europe/gallery/mariupol-hospital-bombed/index.html" target="_blank"> bombed maternity hospital</a> in Mariupol on March 9. The woman and her baby later died, <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/14/europe/mariupol-pregnant-woman-baby-death-intl/index.html" target="_blank">a surgeon who was treating her confirmed.</a> The attack came despite Russia agreeing to a 12-hour pause in hostilities to allow refugees to evacuate.Emergency workers carry an injured pregnant woman outside of a<a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/09/europe/gallery/mariupol-hospital-bombed/index.html" target="_blank"> bombed maternity hospital</a> in Mariupol on March 9. The woman and her baby later died, <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/14/europe/mariupol-pregnant-woman-baby-death-intl/index.html" target="_blank">a surgeon who was treating her confirmed.</a> The attack came despite Russia agreeing to a 12-hour pause in hostilities to allow refugees to evacuate. Photos: Russia invades UkraineEmergency workers carry an injured pregnant woman outside of a bombed maternity hospital in Mariupol on March 9. The woman and her baby later died, a surgeon who was treating her confirmed. The attack came despite Russia agreeing to a 12-hour pause in hostilities to allow refugees to evacuate.Hide Caption 76 of 208Dead bodies are placed into a mass grave on the outskirts of Mariupol on March 9. With overflowing morgues and repeated shelling, the city has been <a href="https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-mariupol-mass-grave-af9477cd69d067c34e0e336c05d765cc" target="_blank">unable to hold proper burials.</a>Dead bodies are placed into a mass grave on the outskirts of Mariupol on March 9. With overflowing morgues and repeated shelling, the city has been <a href="https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-mariupol-mass-grave-af9477cd69d067c34e0e336c05d765cc" target="_blank">unable to hold proper burials.</a> Photos: Russia invades UkraineDead bodies are placed into a mass grave on the outskirts of Mariupol on March 9. With overflowing morgues and repeated shelling, the city has been unable to hold proper burials.Hide Caption 77 of 208Cars drive past a destroyed Russian tank as civilians leave Irpin on March 9. A Ukrainian official said lines of vehicles <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-putin-news-03-09-22/h_9deca9c29779b4beb5c284e9a57f5f93" target="_blank">stretched for miles</a> as people tried to escape fighting in districts to the north and northwest of Kyiv.Cars drive past a destroyed Russian tank as civilians leave Irpin on March 9. A Ukrainian official said lines of vehicles <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-putin-news-03-09-22/h_9deca9c29779b4beb5c284e9a57f5f93" target="_blank">stretched for miles</a> as people tried to escape fighting in districts to the north and northwest of Kyiv. Photos: Russia invades UkraineCars drive past a destroyed Russian tank as civilians leave Irpin on March 9. A Ukrainian official said lines of vehicles stretched for miles as people tried to escape fighting in districts to the north and northwest of Kyiv.Hide Caption 78 of 208Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is displayed on a screen as he <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-putin-news-03-08-22/h_941c2184925ffb2ecc79546e6c286a25" target="_blank">addresses British lawmakers via video</a> on March 8. "We will not give up and we will not lose. We will fight until the end at sea, in the air. We will continue fighting for our land, whatever the cost," he said in his comments translated by an interpreter. The House of Commons gave Zelensky a standing ovation at the end of his address.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is displayed on a screen as he <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-putin-news-03-08-22/h_941c2184925ffb2ecc79546e6c286a25" target="_blank">addresses British lawmakers via video</a> on March 8. "We will not give up and we will not lose. We will fight until the end at sea, in the air. We will continue fighting for our land, whatever the cost," he said in his comments translated by an interpreter. The House of Commons gave Zelensky a standing ovation at the end of his address. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is displayed on a screen as he addresses British lawmakers via video on March 8. “We will not give up and we will not lose. We will fight until the end at sea, in the air. We will continue fighting for our land, whatever the cost,” he said in his comments translated by an interpreter. The House of Commons gave Zelensky a standing ovation at the end of his address.Hide Caption 79 of 208A firefighter works to extinguish flames after a chemical warehouse was reportedly hit by Russian shelling near Kalynivka, Ukraine, on March 8.A firefighter works to extinguish flames after a chemical warehouse was reportedly hit by Russian shelling near Kalynivka, Ukraine, on March 8. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA firefighter works to extinguish flames after a chemical warehouse was reportedly hit by Russian shelling near Kalynivka, Ukraine, on March 8.Hide Caption 80 of 208Members of the Red Cross help people fleeing the Kyiv suburb of Irpin on March 7.Members of the Red Cross help people fleeing the Kyiv suburb of Irpin on March 7. Photos: Russia invades UkraineMembers of the Red Cross help people fleeing the Kyiv suburb of Irpin on March 7.Hide Caption 81 of 208The dead bodies of civilians killed while trying to flee are covered by sheets in Irpin on March 6. CNN determined they were killed in <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-putin-news-03-06-22/h_df9ab48ad1fad80d3c93045684e45a8b" target="_blank">a Russian military strike.</a>The dead bodies of civilians killed while trying to flee are covered by sheets in Irpin on March 6. CNN determined they were killed in <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-putin-news-03-06-22/h_df9ab48ad1fad80d3c93045684e45a8b" target="_blank">a Russian military strike.</a> Photos: Russia invades UkraineThe dead bodies of civilians killed while trying to flee are covered by sheets in Irpin on March 6. CNN determined they were killed in a Russian military strike.Hide Caption 82 of 208Civilians seek protection in a basement bomb shelter in Kyiv on March 6.Civilians seek protection in a basement bomb shelter in Kyiv on March 6. Photos: Russia invades UkraineCivilians seek protection in a basement bomb shelter in Kyiv on March 6.Hide Caption 83 of 208Local residents help clear the rubble of a home that was destroyed by a suspected Russian airstrike in Markhalivka, Ukraine, on March 5.Local residents help clear the rubble of a home that was destroyed by a suspected Russian airstrike in Markhalivka, Ukraine, on March 5. Photos: Russia invades UkraineLocal residents help clear the rubble of a home that was destroyed by a suspected Russian airstrike in Markhalivka, Ukraine, on March 5.Hide Caption 84 of 208George Keburia says goodbye to his wife and children as they board a train in Odesa on March 5. They were heading to Lviv.George Keburia says goodbye to his wife and children as they board a train in Odesa on March 5. They were heading to Lviv. Photos: Russia invades UkraineGeorge Keburia says goodbye to his wife and children as they board a train in Odesa on March 5. They were heading to Lviv.Hide Caption 85 of 208Ukrainian officials say several people were injured in a<a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/russia-ukraine-war-news-04-28-22/h_eb11f7ada69f4f85897cfca1b2b9d725" target="_blank"> Russian missile attack</a> on Kyiv on Thursday, April 28, which occurred as the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres was finishing a visit to the Ukrainian capital.Ukrainian officials say several people were injured in a<a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/russia-ukraine-war-news-04-28-22/h_eb11f7ada69f4f85897cfca1b2b9d725" target="_blank"> Russian missile attack</a> on Kyiv on Thursday, April 28, which occurred as the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres was finishing a visit to the Ukrainian capital. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUkrainian officials say several people were injured in a Russian missile attack on Kyiv on Thursday, April 28, which occurred as the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres was finishing a visit to the Ukrainian capital.Hide Caption 86 of 208Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy welcomes UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres before <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/russia-ukraine-war-news-04-28-22/h_4017f5555400c1f9678f0bf4bf13652b" target="_blank">their meeting</a>, in Kyiv, on April 28. Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy welcomes UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres before <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/russia-ukraine-war-news-04-28-22/h_4017f5555400c1f9678f0bf4bf13652b" target="_blank">their meeting</a>, in Kyiv, on April 28. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUkraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy welcomes UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres before their meeting, in Kyiv, on April 28. Hide Caption 87 of 208A statue is covered in Lviv on March 5. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/style/article/lviv-ukraine-statues-wrapped-heritage-protection/index.html" target="_blank">Residents wrapped statues</a> in protective sheets to try to safeguard historic monuments across the city.A statue is covered in Lviv on March 5. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/style/article/lviv-ukraine-statues-wrapped-heritage-protection/index.html" target="_blank">Residents wrapped statues</a> in protective sheets to try to safeguard historic monuments across the city. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA statue is covered in Lviv on March 5. Residents wrapped statues in protective sheets to try to safeguard historic monuments across the city.Hide Caption 88 of 208Ukrainians crowd under a destroyed bridge as they try to flee across the Irpin River on the outskirts of Kyiv on March 5.Ukrainians crowd under a destroyed bridge as they try to flee across the Irpin River on the outskirts of Kyiv on March 5. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUkrainians crowd under a destroyed bridge as they try to flee across the Irpin River on the outskirts of Kyiv on March 5.Hide Caption 89 of 208Marina Yatsko runs behind her boyfriend, Fedor, as they arrive at the hospital with her <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-putin-news-03-05-22/h_c7b21aabcd03d680d3467e41057b5a86" target="_blank">18-month-old son, Kirill,</a> who was wounded by shelling in Mariupol on March 4. Medical workers frantically tried to save the boy's life, but he didn't survive.Marina Yatsko runs behind her boyfriend, Fedor, as they arrive at the hospital with her <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-putin-news-03-05-22/h_c7b21aabcd03d680d3467e41057b5a86" target="_blank">18-month-old son, Kirill,</a> who was wounded by shelling in Mariupol on March 4. Medical workers frantically tried to save the boy's life, but he didn't survive. Photos: Russia invades UkraineMarina Yatsko runs behind her boyfriend, Fedor, as they arrive at the hospital with her 18-month-old son, Kirill, who was wounded by shelling in Mariupol on March 4. Medical workers frantically tried to save the boy’s life, but he didn’t survive.Hide Caption 90 of 208People remove personal belongings from a burning house after shelling in Irpin on March 4.People remove personal belongings from a burning house after shelling in Irpin on March 4. Photos: Russia invades UkrainePeople remove personal belongings from a burning house after shelling in Irpin on March 4.Hide Caption 91 of 208Oksana and her son Dmytro stand over the open casket of her husband, Volodymyr Nezhenets, during his funeral in Kyiv on March 4. <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/03/04/ukraine-russia-casualties-kyiv/" target="_blank">According to the Washington Post,</a> he was a member of Ukraine's Territorial Defense Forces, which is comprised mostly of volunteers.Oksana and her son Dmytro stand over the open casket of her husband, Volodymyr Nezhenets, during his funeral in Kyiv on March 4. <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/03/04/ukraine-russia-casualties-kyiv/" target="_blank">According to the Washington Post,</a> he was a member of Ukraine's Territorial Defense Forces, which is comprised mostly of volunteers. Photos: Russia invades UkraineOksana and her son Dmytro stand over the open casket of her husband, Volodymyr Nezhenets, during his funeral in Kyiv on March 4. According to the Washington Post, he was a member of Ukraine’s Territorial Defense Forces, which is comprised mostly of volunteers.Hide Caption 92 of 208People crowd on a platform as they try to board a westbound train in Kyiv on March 4.People crowd on a platform as they try to board a westbound train in Kyiv on March 4. Photos: Russia invades UkrainePeople crowd on a platform as they try to board a westbound train in Kyiv on March 4.Hide Caption 93 of 208A bullet-ridden bus is seen after an ambush in Kyiv on March 4.A bullet-ridden bus is seen after an ambush in Kyiv on March 4. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA bullet-ridden bus is seen after an ambush in Kyiv on March 4.Hide Caption 94 of 208People take shelter on the floor of a hospital during shelling in Mariupol on March 4.People take shelter on the floor of a hospital during shelling in Mariupol on March 4. Photos: Russia invades UkrainePeople take shelter on the floor of a hospital during shelling in Mariupol on March 4.Hide Caption 95 of 208A member of the Ukrainian military gives instructions to civilians in Irpin on March 4. They were about to board an evacuation train headed to Kyiv.A member of the Ukrainian military gives instructions to civilians in Irpin on March 4. They were about to board an evacuation train headed to Kyiv. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA member of the Ukrainian military gives instructions to civilians in Irpin on March 4. They were about to board an evacuation train headed to Kyiv.Hide Caption 96 of 208Surveillance camera footage shows a flare landing at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Enerhodar, Ukraine, during shelling on March 4. Ukrainian authorities said <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/03/europe/zaporizhzhia-nuclear-power-plant-fire-ukraine-intl-hnk/index.html" target="_blank">Russian forces have "occupied" the power plant.</a>Surveillance camera footage shows a flare landing at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Enerhodar, Ukraine, during shelling on March 4. Ukrainian authorities said <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/03/europe/zaporizhzhia-nuclear-power-plant-fire-ukraine-intl-hnk/index.html" target="_blank">Russian forces have "occupied" the power plant.</a> Photos: Russia invades UkraineSurveillance camera footage shows a flare landing at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Enerhodar, Ukraine, during shelling on March 4. Ukrainian authorities said Russian forces have “occupied” the power plant.Hide Caption 97 of 208A Ukrainian child rests on a bed at a temporary refugee center in Záhony, Hungary, on March 4.A Ukrainian child rests on a bed at a temporary refugee center in Záhony, Hungary, on March 4. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA Ukrainian child rests on a bed at a temporary refugee center in Záhony, Hungary, on March 4.Hide Caption 98 of 208A residential building destroyed by shelling is seen in Borodyanka, Ukraine, on March 3. Russian forces have shown a "willingness to hit civilian infrastructure on purpose," <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-putin-news-03-03-22/h_ad359f199cba516753af96776682a389" target="_blank">a senior US defense official told reporters.</a>A residential building destroyed by shelling is seen in Borodyanka, Ukraine, on March 3. Russian forces have shown a "willingness to hit civilian infrastructure on purpose," <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-putin-news-03-03-22/h_ad359f199cba516753af96776682a389" target="_blank">a senior US defense official told reporters.</a> Photos: Russia invades UkraineA residential building destroyed by shelling is seen in Borodyanka, Ukraine, on March 3. Russian forces have shown a “willingness to hit civilian infrastructure on purpose,” a senior US defense official told reporters.Hide Caption 99 of 208Leos Leonid recovers at a hospital in Kyiv on March 3. The 64-year-old survived being crushed when an armored vehicle drove over his car. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2022/02/27/bystanders-military-vehicle-ukraine-sot-vpx.cnn" target="_blank">Video of the incident</a> was widely shared on social media.Leos Leonid recovers at a hospital in Kyiv on March 3. The 64-year-old survived being crushed when an armored vehicle drove over his car. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2022/02/27/bystanders-military-vehicle-ukraine-sot-vpx.cnn" target="_blank">Video of the incident</a> was widely shared on social media. Photos: Russia invades UkraineLeos Leonid recovers at a hospital in Kyiv on March 3. The 64-year-old survived being crushed when an armored vehicle drove over his car. Video of the incident was widely shared on social media.Hide Caption 100 of 208A Ukrainian soldier carries a baby across a destroyed bridge on the outskirts of Kyiv on March 3.A Ukrainian soldier carries a baby across a destroyed bridge on the outskirts of Kyiv on March 3. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA Ukrainian soldier carries a baby across a destroyed bridge on the outskirts of Kyiv on March 3.Hide Caption 101 of 208Residents react in front of a burning building after shelling in Kharkiv on March 3.Residents react in front of a burning building after shelling in Kharkiv on March 3. Photos: Russia invades UkraineResidents react in front of a burning building after shelling in Kharkiv on March 3.Hide Caption 102 of 208A Ukrainian soldier who says he was shot three times in the opening days of the invasion sits on a hospital bed in Kyiv on March 3.A Ukrainian soldier who says he was shot three times in the opening days of the invasion sits on a hospital bed in Kyiv on March 3. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA Ukrainian soldier who says he was shot three times in the opening days of the invasion sits on a hospital bed in Kyiv on March 3.Hide Caption 103 of 208People form a human chain to transfer supplies into Kyiv on March 3.People form a human chain to transfer supplies into Kyiv on March 3. Photos: Russia invades UkrainePeople form a human chain to transfer supplies into Kyiv on March 3.Hide Caption 104 of 208A cemetery worker digs graves for Ukrainian soldiers in Kyiv on March 3.A cemetery worker digs graves for Ukrainian soldiers in Kyiv on March 3. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA cemetery worker digs graves for Ukrainian soldiers in Kyiv on March 3.Hide Caption 105 of 208A mother cares for her two infant sons in the underground shelter of a maternity hospital in Kyiv on March 3. She gave birth a day earlier, and she and her husband haven't yet decided on names for the twins.A mother cares for her two infant sons in the underground shelter of a maternity hospital in Kyiv on March 3. She gave birth a day earlier, and she and her husband haven't yet decided on names for the twins. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA mother cares for her two infant sons in the underground shelter of a maternity hospital in Kyiv on March 3. She gave birth a day earlier, and she and her husband haven’t yet decided on names for the twins.Hide Caption 106 of 208A member of Ukraine's Territorial Defense Forces sits with a weapon in Kyiv on March 2.A member of Ukraine's Territorial Defense Forces sits with a weapon in Kyiv on March 2. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA member of Ukraine’s Territorial Defense Forces sits with a weapon in Kyiv on March 2.Hide Caption 107 of 208Paramedics treat an elderly woman wounded by shelling before transferring her to a hospital in Mariupol on March 2.Paramedics treat an elderly woman wounded by shelling before transferring her to a hospital in Mariupol on March 2. Photos: Russia invades UkraineParamedics treat an elderly woman wounded by shelling before transferring her to a hospital in Mariupol on March 2.Hide Caption 108 of 208Residents of Zhytomyr work in the remains of a residential building on March 2. The building was destroyed by shelling.Residents of Zhytomyr work in the remains of a residential building on March 2. The building was destroyed by shelling. Photos: Russia invades UkraineResidents of Zhytomyr work in the remains of a residential building on March 2. The building was destroyed by shelling.Hide Caption 109 of 208A woman reads a story to children while they <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-putin-news-03-02-22/h_d2d1b791fcd09b7ad27c515d0ebce59f" target="_blank">take shelter in a subway station</a> in Kyiv on March 2.A woman reads a story to children while they <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-putin-news-03-02-22/h_d2d1b791fcd09b7ad27c515d0ebce59f" target="_blank">take shelter in a subway station</a> in Kyiv on March 2. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA woman reads a story to children while they take shelter in a subway station in Kyiv on March 2.Hide Caption 110 of 208A member of Ukraine's Territorial Defense Forces inspects damage in the backyard of a house in Gorenka on March 2.A member of Ukraine's Territorial Defense Forces inspects damage in the backyard of a house in Gorenka on March 2. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA member of Ukraine’s Territorial Defense Forces inspects damage in the backyard of a house in Gorenka on March 2.Hide Caption 111 of 208A Ukrainian woman takes her children over the border in Siret, Romania, on March 2. Many Ukrainians are fleeing the country at a pace that could turn into "Europe's largest refugee crisis this century," the United Nations Refugee Agency said.A Ukrainian woman takes her children over the border in Siret, Romania, on March 2. Many Ukrainians are fleeing the country at a pace that could turn into "Europe's largest refugee crisis this century," the United Nations Refugee Agency said. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA Ukrainian woman takes her children over the border in Siret, Romania, on March 2. Many Ukrainians are fleeing the country at a pace that could turn into “Europe’s largest refugee crisis this century,” the United Nations Refugee Agency said.Hide Caption 112 of 208Militia members set up anti-tank barricades in Kyiv on March 2.Militia members set up anti-tank barricades in Kyiv on March 2. Photos: Russia invades UkraineMilitia members set up anti-tank barricades in Kyiv on March 2.Hide Caption 113 of 208People wait at a train station in Kyiv on March 2.People wait at a train station in Kyiv on March 2. Photos: Russia invades UkrainePeople wait at a train station in Kyiv on March 2.Hide Caption 114 of 208People shelter in a subway station in Kyiv on March 2.People shelter in a subway station in Kyiv on March 2. Photos: Russia invades UkrainePeople shelter in a subway station in Kyiv on March 2.Hide Caption 115 of 208Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky poses for a picture in a Kyiv bunker after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/01/europe/volodymyr-zelensky-ukraine-cnn-interview-intl/index.html" target="_blank">an exclusive interview with CNN and Reuters</a> on March 1. Zelensky said that as long as Moscow's attacks on Ukrainian cities continued, little progress could be made in talks between the two nations. "It's important to stop bombing people, and then we can move on and sit at the negotiation table," he said.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky poses for a picture in a Kyiv bunker after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/01/europe/volodymyr-zelensky-ukraine-cnn-interview-intl/index.html" target="_blank">an exclusive interview with CNN and Reuters</a> on March 1. Zelensky said that as long as Moscow's attacks on Ukrainian cities continued, little progress could be made in talks between the two nations. "It's important to stop bombing people, and then we can move on and sit at the negotiation table," he said. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky poses for a picture in a Kyiv bunker after an exclusive interview with CNN and Reuters on March 1. Zelensky said that as long as Moscow’s attacks on Ukrainian cities continued, little progress could be made in talks between the two nations. “It’s important to stop bombing people, and then we can move on and sit at the negotiation table,” he said.Hide Caption 116 of 208An explosion is seen at a TV tower in Kyiv on March 1. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/01/europe/ukraine-russia-invasion-tuesday-intl-hnk/index.html" target="_blank">Russian forces fired rockets</a> near the tower and struck a Holocaust memorial site in Kyiv hours after warning of "high-precision" strikes on other facilities linked to Ukrainian security agencies.An explosion is seen at a TV tower in Kyiv on March 1. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/01/europe/ukraine-russia-invasion-tuesday-intl-hnk/index.html" target="_blank">Russian forces fired rockets</a> near the tower and struck a Holocaust memorial site in Kyiv hours after warning of "high-precision" strikes on other facilities linked to Ukrainian security agencies. Photos: Russia invades UkraineAn explosion is seen at a TV tower in Kyiv on March 1. Russian forces fired rockets near the tower and struck a Holocaust memorial site in Kyiv hours after warning of “high-precision” strikes on other facilities linked to Ukrainian security agencies.Hide Caption 117 of 208Ukrainian soldiers attend Mass at an Orthodox monastery in Kyiv on March 1.Ukrainian soldiers attend Mass at an Orthodox monastery in Kyiv on March 1. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUkrainian soldiers attend Mass at an Orthodox monastery in Kyiv on March 1.Hide Caption 118 of 208Medical workers show a mother her newborn after she gave birth at a maternity hospital in Mariupol on March 1. The hospital is now also used as a medical ward and bomb shelter.Medical workers show a mother her newborn after she gave birth at a maternity hospital in Mariupol on March 1. The hospital is now also used as a medical ward and bomb shelter. Photos: Russia invades UkraineMedical workers show a mother her newborn after she gave birth at a maternity hospital in Mariupol on March 1. The hospital is now also used as a medical ward and bomb shelter.Hide Caption 119 of 208An administrative building is seen in Kharkiv after Russian shelling on March 1. Russian forces have scaled up their bombardment of Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city.An administrative building is seen in Kharkiv after Russian shelling on March 1. Russian forces have scaled up their bombardment of Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city. Photos: Russia invades UkraineAn administrative building is seen in Kharkiv after Russian shelling on March 1. Russian forces have scaled up their bombardment of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city.Hide Caption 120 of 208Ukrainian emergency workers carry a body of a victim following shelling that hit the City Hall building in Kharkiv on March 1.Ukrainian emergency workers carry a body of a victim following shelling that hit the City Hall building in Kharkiv on March 1. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUkrainian emergency workers carry a body of a victim following shelling that hit the City Hall building in Kharkiv on March 1.Hide Caption 121 of 208A woman named Helen comforts her 8-year-old daughter, Polina, in the bomb shelter of a Kyiv children's hospital on March 1. The girl was at the hospital being treated for encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain.A woman named Helen comforts her 8-year-old daughter, Polina, in the bomb shelter of a Kyiv children's hospital on March 1. The girl was at the hospital being treated for encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA woman named Helen comforts her 8-year-old daughter, Polina, in the bomb shelter of a Kyiv children’s hospital on March 1. The girl was at the hospital being treated for encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain.Hide Caption 122 of 208Ukrainian refugees try to stay warm at the Medyka border crossing in Poland on March 1.Ukrainian refugees try to stay warm at the Medyka border crossing in Poland on March 1. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUkrainian refugees try to stay warm at the Medyka border crossing in Poland on March 1.Hide Caption 123 of 208Volunteers in Kyiv sign up to join Ukraine's Territorial Defense Forces on February 28.Volunteers in Kyiv sign up to join Ukraine's Territorial Defense Forces on February 28. Photos: Russia invades UkraineVolunteers in Kyiv sign up to join Ukraine’s Territorial Defense Forces on February 28.Hide Caption 124 of 208A member of the Territorial Defense Forces loads rifle magazines in Kyiv on February 28.A member of the Territorial Defense Forces loads rifle magazines in Kyiv on February 28. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA member of the Territorial Defense Forces loads rifle magazines in Kyiv on February 28.Hide Caption 125 of 208Delegations from Russia and Ukraine <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-28-22/h_abf9f0854cd8b0285d90e0ad7c33cc97" target="_blank">hold talks in Belarus</a> on February 28. Both sides discussed a potential "ceasefire and the end of combat actions on the territory of Ukraine," Ukrainian presidential adviser Mikhaylo Podolyak told reporters. Without going into detail, Podolyak said that both sides would return to their capitals for consultations over whether to implement a number of "decisions."Delegations from Russia and Ukraine <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-28-22/h_abf9f0854cd8b0285d90e0ad7c33cc97" target="_blank">hold talks in Belarus</a> on February 28. Both sides discussed a potential "ceasefire and the end of combat actions on the territory of Ukraine," Ukrainian presidential adviser Mikhaylo Podolyak told reporters. Without going into detail, Podolyak said that both sides would return to their capitals for consultations over whether to implement a number of "decisions." Photos: Russia invades UkraineDelegations from Russia and Ukraine hold talks in Belarus on February 28. Both sides discussed a potential “ceasefire and the end of combat actions on the territory of Ukraine,” Ukrainian presidential adviser Mikhaylo Podolyak told reporters. Without going into detail, Podolyak said that both sides would return to their capitals for consultations over whether to implement a number of “decisions.”Hide Caption 126 of 208A displaced Ukrainian cradles her child at a temporary shelter set up inside a gymnasium in Beregsurány, Hungary, on February 28.A displaced Ukrainian cradles her child at a temporary shelter set up inside a gymnasium in Beregsurány, Hungary, on February 28. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA displaced Ukrainian cradles her child at a temporary shelter set up inside a gymnasium in Beregsurány, Hungary, on February 28.Hide Caption 127 of 208Ukrainian forces order a man to the ground on February 28 as they increased security measures amid Russian attacks in Kyiv.Ukrainian forces order a man to the ground on February 28 as they increased security measures amid Russian attacks in Kyiv. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUkrainian forces order a man to the ground on February 28 as they increased security measures amid Russian attacks in Kyiv.Hide Caption 128 of 208The lifeless body of a 6-year-old girl, who <a href="https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-europe-a8bb96288aaf70f9a7f70e9a4fac8160" target="_blank">according to the Associated Press</a> was killed by Russian shelling in a residential area, lies on a medical cart at a hospital in Mariupol on February 27. The girl, whose name was not immediately known, <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2022/02/28/europe/gallery/ukraine-girl-killed/index.html" target="_blank">was rushed to the hospital but could not be saved.</a>The lifeless body of a 6-year-old girl, who <a href="https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-europe-a8bb96288aaf70f9a7f70e9a4fac8160" target="_blank">according to the Associated Press</a> was killed by Russian shelling in a residential area, lies on a medical cart at a hospital in Mariupol on February 27. The girl, whose name was not immediately known, <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2022/02/28/europe/gallery/ukraine-girl-killed/index.html" target="_blank">was rushed to the hospital but could not be saved.</a> Photos: Russia invades UkraineThe lifeless body of a 6-year-old girl, who according to the Associated Press was killed by Russian shelling in a residential area, lies on a medical cart at a hospital in Mariupol on February 27. The girl, whose name was not immediately known, was rushed to the hospital but could not be saved.Hide Caption 129 of 208Smoke billows over the Ukrainian city of Vasylkiv, just outside Kyiv on February 27. A fire at an oil storage area was seen raging at the Vasylkiv Air Base.Smoke billows over the Ukrainian city of Vasylkiv, just outside Kyiv on February 27. A fire at an oil storage area was seen raging at the Vasylkiv Air Base. Photos: Russia invades UkraineSmoke billows over the Ukrainian city of Vasylkiv, just outside Kyiv on February 27. A fire at an oil storage area was seen raging at the Vasylkiv Air Base.Hide Caption 130 of 208People wait on a platform inside the railway station in Lviv on February 27. Thousands of people at Lviv's main train station attempted to board trains that would take them out of Ukraine.People wait on a platform inside the railway station in Lviv on February 27. Thousands of people at Lviv's main train station attempted to board trains that would take them out of Ukraine. Photos: Russia invades UkrainePeople wait on a platform inside the railway station in Lviv on February 27. Thousands of people at Lviv’s main train station attempted to board trains that would take them out of Ukraine.Hide Caption 131 of 208A Russian armored vehicle burns after fighting in Kharkiv on February 27. Street fighting broke out as Russian troops entered Ukraine's second-largest city, and residents were urged to stay in shelters and not travel.A Russian armored vehicle burns after fighting in Kharkiv on February 27. Street fighting broke out as Russian troops entered Ukraine's second-largest city, and residents were urged to stay in shelters and not travel. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA Russian armored vehicle burns after fighting in Kharkiv on February 27. Street fighting broke out as Russian troops entered Ukraine’s second-largest city, and residents were urged to stay in shelters and not travel.Hide Caption 132 of 208Local residents prepare Molotov cocktails in Uzhhorod, Ukraine, on February 27.Local residents prepare Molotov cocktails in Uzhhorod, Ukraine, on February 27. Photos: Russia invades UkraineLocal residents prepare Molotov cocktails in Uzhhorod, Ukraine, on February 27.Hide Caption 133 of 208Cars line up on the road outside Mostyska, Ukraine, as people attempt to flee to Poland on February 27.Cars line up on the road outside Mostyska, Ukraine, as people attempt to flee to Poland on February 27. Photos: Russia invades UkraineCars line up on the road outside Mostyska, Ukraine, as people attempt to flee to Poland on February 27.Hide Caption 134 of 208Ukrainian troops in Kyiv escort a prisoner February 27 who they suspected of being a Russian agent.Ukrainian troops in Kyiv escort a prisoner February 27 who they suspected of being a Russian agent. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUkrainian troops in Kyiv escort a prisoner February 27 who they suspected of being a Russian agent.Hide Caption 135 of 208Ukrainian forces patrol mostly empty streets in Kyiv on February 27. Mayor Vitali Klitschko <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-26-22/h_cc11710edcafa9c0891eac1e99aac235" target="_blank">extended a citywide curfew.</a>Ukrainian forces patrol mostly empty streets in Kyiv on February 27. Mayor Vitali Klitschko <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-26-22/h_cc11710edcafa9c0891eac1e99aac235" target="_blank">extended a citywide curfew.</a> Photos: Russia invades UkraineUkrainian forces patrol mostly empty streets in Kyiv on February 27. Mayor Vitali Klitschko extended a citywide curfew.Hide Caption 136 of 208Ukrainian service members take position at the Vasylkiv Air Base near Kyiv on February 27.Ukrainian service members take position at the Vasylkiv Air Base near Kyiv on February 27. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUkrainian service members take position at the Vasylkiv Air Base near Kyiv on February 27.Hide Caption 137 of 208A woman sleeps on chairs February 27 in the underground parking lot of a Kyiv hotel that has been turned into a bomb shelter.A woman sleeps on chairs February 27 in the underground parking lot of a Kyiv hotel that has been turned into a bomb shelter. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA woman sleeps on chairs February 27 in the underground parking lot of a Kyiv hotel that has been turned into a bomb shelter.Hide Caption 138 of 208An apartment building in Kyiv is seen after it was damaged by shelling on February 26. The outer walls of several apartment units appeared to be blown out entirely, with the interiors blackened and debris hanging loose. An apartment building in Kyiv is seen after it was damaged by shelling on February 26. The outer walls of several apartment units appeared to be blown out entirely, with the interiors blackened and debris hanging loose. Photos: Russia invades UkraineAn apartment building in Kyiv is seen after it was damaged by shelling on February 26. The outer walls of several apartment units appeared to be blown out entirely, with the interiors blackened and debris hanging loose. Hide Caption 139 of 208People in Kyiv take cover as an air-raid siren sounds February 26 near an apartment building <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-26-22/h_8a749895c554d5588dc5fae6b271ec4b" target="_blank">that was damaged by shelling.</a>People in Kyiv take cover as an air-raid siren sounds February 26 near an apartment building <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-26-22/h_8a749895c554d5588dc5fae6b271ec4b" target="_blank">that was damaged by shelling.</a> Photos: Russia invades UkrainePeople in Kyiv take cover as an air-raid siren sounds February 26 near an apartment building that was damaged by shelling.Hide Caption 140 of 208A police vehicle patrols the streets of Kyiv on February 26.A police vehicle patrols the streets of Kyiv on February 26. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA police vehicle patrols the streets of Kyiv on February 26.Hide Caption 141 of 208Following a national directive to help complicate the invading Russian Army's attempts to navigate, a road worker removes signs near Pisarivka, Ukraine, on February 26.Following a national directive to help complicate the invading Russian Army's attempts to navigate, a road worker removes signs near Pisarivka, Ukraine, on February 26. Photos: Russia invades UkraineFollowing a national directive to help complicate the invading Russian Army’s attempts to navigate, a road worker removes signs near Pisarivka, Ukraine, on February 26.Hide Caption 142 of 208A man kneels in front of a Russian tank in Bakhmach, Ukraine, on February 26 as Ukrainian citizens attempted to stop the tank from moving forward. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-26-22/h_aabb90712d1378fd1446f84d86815fb5" target="_blank">The dramatic scene</a> was captured on video, and CNN confirmed its authenticity. The moment drew comparisons to the iconic <a href="https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2019/05/world/tiananmen-square-tank-man-cnnphotos/" target="_blank">"Tank Man" of Tiananmen Square.</a>A man kneels in front of a Russian tank in Bakhmach, Ukraine, on February 26 as Ukrainian citizens attempted to stop the tank from moving forward. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-26-22/h_aabb90712d1378fd1446f84d86815fb5" target="_blank">The dramatic scene</a> was captured on video, and CNN confirmed its authenticity. The moment drew comparisons to the iconic <a href="https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2019/05/world/tiananmen-square-tank-man-cnnphotos/" target="_blank">"Tank Man" of Tiananmen Square.</a> Photos: Russia invades UkraineA man kneels in front of a Russian tank in Bakhmach, Ukraine, on February 26 as Ukrainian citizens attempted to stop the tank from moving forward. The dramatic scene was captured on video, and CNN confirmed its authenticity. The moment drew comparisons to the iconic “Tank Man” of Tiananmen Square.Hide Caption 143 of 208People in Kyiv board a train heading to the west of the country on February 26. Kelly Clements, the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-26-22/h_efaa0d529edb3c122cc17b3968d6d211" target="_blank">told CNN</a> that more than 120,000 people had left Ukraine while 850,000 were internally displaced.People in Kyiv board a train heading to the west of the country on February 26. Kelly Clements, the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-26-22/h_efaa0d529edb3c122cc17b3968d6d211" target="_blank">told CNN</a> that more than 120,000 people had left Ukraine while 850,000 were internally displaced. Photos: Russia invades UkrainePeople in Kyiv board a train heading to the west of the country on February 26. Kelly Clements, the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, told CNN that more than 120,000 people had left Ukraine while 850,000 were internally displaced.Hide Caption 144 of 208Ukrainian service members look for and collect unexploded shells after  fighting in Kyiv on February 26.Ukrainian service members look for and collect unexploded shells after  fighting in Kyiv on February 26. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUkrainian service members look for and collect unexploded shells after fighting in Kyiv on February 26.Hide Caption 145 of 208Smoke and flames are seen near Kyiv on February 26. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-25-22/h_90e3ace6e51a5bf961d00fb20ae5a9d8" target="_blank">Explosions were seen</a> and heard in parts of the capital as Ukrainians battled to hold back advancing Russian troops.Smoke and flames are seen near Kyiv on February 26. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-25-22/h_90e3ace6e51a5bf961d00fb20ae5a9d8" target="_blank">Explosions were seen</a> and heard in parts of the capital as Ukrainians battled to hold back advancing Russian troops. Photos: Russia invades UkraineSmoke and flames are seen near Kyiv on February 26. Explosions were seen and heard in parts of the capital as Ukrainians battled to hold back advancing Russian troops.Hide Caption 146 of 208The body of a Russian soldier lies next to a Russian vehicle outside Kharkiv on February 25.The body of a Russian soldier lies next to a Russian vehicle outside Kharkiv on February 25. Photos: Russia invades UkraineThe body of a Russian soldier lies next to a Russian vehicle outside Kharkiv on February 25.Hide Caption 147 of 208<a href="https://edition.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-25-22/h_75e9d2f5d1275b84ffaa349efe40ceb6" target="_blank">Newly married couple</a> Yaryna Arieva and Sviatoslav Fursin pose for photo in Kyiv on February 25 after they joined the Territorial Defense Forces.<a href="https://edition.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-25-22/h_75e9d2f5d1275b84ffaa349efe40ceb6" target="_blank">Newly married couple</a> Yaryna Arieva and Sviatoslav Fursin pose for photo in Kyiv on February 25 after they joined the Territorial Defense Forces. Photos: Russia invades UkraineNewly married couple Yaryna Arieva and Sviatoslav Fursin pose for photo in Kyiv on February 25 after they joined the Territorial Defense Forces.Hide Caption 148 of 208Members of the Ukrainian National Guard take positions in central Kyiv on February 25.Members of the Ukrainian National Guard take positions in central Kyiv on February 25. Photos: Russia invades UkraineMembers of the Ukrainian National Guard take positions in central Kyiv on February 25.Hide Caption 149 of 208People walk past a residential building in Kyiv that was hit in an alleged Russian airstrike on February 25.People walk past a residential building in Kyiv that was hit in an alleged Russian airstrike on February 25. Photos: Russia invades UkrainePeople walk past a residential building in Kyiv that was hit in an alleged Russian airstrike on February 25.Hide Caption 150 of 208The body of a school employee, who according to locals was killed in recent shelling, lies in the separatist-controlled town of Horlivka in Ukraine's Donetsk region on February 25.The body of a school employee, who according to locals was killed in recent shelling, lies in the separatist-controlled town of Horlivka in Ukraine's Donetsk region on February 25. Photos: Russia invades UkraineThe body of a school employee, who according to locals was killed in recent shelling, lies in the separatist-controlled town of Horlivka in Ukraine’s Donetsk region on February 25.Hide Caption 151 of 208Kyiv residents take shelter in an underground parking garage on February 25.Kyiv residents take shelter in an underground parking garage on February 25. Photos: Russia invades UkraineKyiv residents take shelter in an underground parking garage on February 25.Hide Caption 152 of 208The body of a rocket remains in an apartment after shelling on the northern outskirts of Kharkiv on February 24.The body of a rocket remains in an apartment after shelling on the northern outskirts of Kharkiv on February 24. Photos: Russia invades UkraineThe body of a rocket remains in an apartment after shelling on the northern outskirts of Kharkiv on February 24.Hide Caption 153 of 208A wounded woman stands outside a hospital after an attack on the eastern Ukrainian town of Chuhuiv, outside of Kharkiv, on February 24.A wounded woman stands outside a hospital after an attack on the eastern Ukrainian town of Chuhuiv, outside of Kharkiv, on February 24. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA wounded woman stands outside a hospital after an attack on the eastern Ukrainian town of Chuhuiv, outside of Kharkiv, on February 24.Hide Caption 154 of 208A boy plays with his tablet in a public basement used as a bomb shelter in Kyiv on February 24.A boy plays with his tablet in a public basement used as a bomb shelter in Kyiv on February 24. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA boy plays with his tablet in a public basement used as a bomb shelter in Kyiv on February 24.Hide Caption 155 of 208Sviatoslav Fursin, left, and Yaryna Arieva kneel during <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/24/europe/ukraine-wedding-invasion-thursday-intl/index.html" target="_blank">their wedding ceremony</a> at the St. Michael's Cathedral in Kyiv on February 24. They had planned on getting married in May, but they rushed to tie the knot due to the attacks by Russian forces. "We maybe can die, and we just wanted to be together before all of that," Arieva said.Sviatoslav Fursin, left, and Yaryna Arieva kneel during <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/24/europe/ukraine-wedding-invasion-thursday-intl/index.html" target="_blank">their wedding ceremony</a> at the St. Michael's Cathedral in Kyiv on February 24. They had planned on getting married in May, but they rushed to tie the knot due to the attacks by Russian forces. "We maybe can die, and we just wanted to be together before all of that," Arieva said. Photos: Russia invades UkraineSviatoslav Fursin, left, and Yaryna Arieva kneel during their wedding ceremony at the St. Michael’s Cathedral in Kyiv on February 24. They had planned on getting married in May, but they rushed to tie the knot due to the attacks by Russian forces. “We maybe can die, and we just wanted to be together before all of that,” Arieva said.Hide Caption 156 of 208Ukrainian service members sit atop armored vehicles driving in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region on February 24.Ukrainian service members sit atop armored vehicles driving in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region on February 24. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUkrainian service members sit atop armored vehicles driving in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region on February 24.Hide Caption 157 of 208People in Kyiv try to board a bus to travel west toward Poland on February 24.People in Kyiv try to board a bus to travel west toward Poland on February 24. Photos: Russia invades UkrainePeople in Kyiv try to board a bus to travel west toward Poland on February 24.Hide Caption 158 of 208US President Joe Biden arrives in the East Room of the White House to <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/24/politics/joe-biden-ukraine-russia-sanctions/index.html" target="_blank">address the Russian invasion</a> on February 24. "Putin is the aggressor. Putin chose this war. And now he and his country will bear the consequences," Biden said, laying out a set of measures that will "impose severe cost on the Russian economy, both immediately and over time."US President Joe Biden arrives in the East Room of the White House to <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/24/politics/joe-biden-ukraine-russia-sanctions/index.html" target="_blank">address the Russian invasion</a> on February 24. "Putin is the aggressor. Putin chose this war. And now he and his country will bear the consequences," Biden said, laying out a set of measures that will "impose severe cost on the Russian economy, both immediately and over time." Photos: Russia invades UkraineUS President Joe Biden arrives in the East Room of the White House to address the Russian invasion on February 24. “Putin is the aggressor. Putin chose this war. And now he and his country will bear the consequences,” Biden said, laying out a set of measures that will “impose severe cost on the Russian economy, both immediately and over time.”Hide Caption 159 of 208Smoke rises from a military airport in Chuhuiv on February 24. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/24/europe/ukraine-russia-attack-timeline-intl/index.html" target="_blank">Airports were also hit</a> in Boryspil, Kharkiv, Ozerne, Kulbakino, Kramatorsk and Chornobaivka.Smoke rises from a military airport in Chuhuiv on February 24. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/24/europe/ukraine-russia-attack-timeline-intl/index.html" target="_blank">Airports were also hit</a> in Boryspil, Kharkiv, Ozerne, Kulbakino, Kramatorsk and Chornobaivka. Photos: Russia invades UkraineSmoke rises from a military airport in Chuhuiv on February 24. Airports were also hit in Boryspil, Kharkiv, Ozerne, Kulbakino, Kramatorsk and Chornobaivka.Hide Caption 160 of 208People seek shelter inside a subway station in Kharkiv on February 24.People seek shelter inside a subway station in Kharkiv on February 24. Photos: Russia invades UkrainePeople seek shelter inside a subway station in Kharkiv on February 24.Hide Caption 161 of 208Russian military vehicles are seen at the Chernobyl power plant near Pripyat, Ukraine, on February 24. Russian forces <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/24/europe/ukraine-chernobyl-russia-intl/index.html" target="_blank">seized control of the the plant,</a> the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster.Russian military vehicles are seen at the Chernobyl power plant near Pripyat, Ukraine, on February 24. Russian forces <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/24/europe/ukraine-chernobyl-russia-intl/index.html" target="_blank">seized control of the the plant,</a> the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster. Photos: Russia invades UkraineRussian military vehicles are seen at the Chernobyl power plant near Pripyat, Ukraine, on February 24. Russian forces seized control of the the plant, the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster.Hide Caption 162 of 208People wait after boarding a bus to leave Kyiv on February 24.People wait after boarding a bus to leave Kyiv on February 24. Photos: Russia invades UkrainePeople wait after boarding a bus to leave Kyiv on February 24.Hide Caption 163 of 208Ukrainian President Zelensky holds an emergency meeting in Kyiv on February 24. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-23-22/h_1831ec828890a281e4fcfc8db92e3c4b" target="_blank">In a video address,</a> Zelensky announced that he was introducing martial law. He urged people to remain calm.Ukrainian President Zelensky holds an emergency meeting in Kyiv on February 24. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-23-22/h_1831ec828890a281e4fcfc8db92e3c4b" target="_blank">In a video address,</a> Zelensky announced that he was introducing martial law. He urged people to remain calm. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUkrainian President Zelensky holds an emergency meeting in Kyiv on February 24. In a video address, Zelensky announced that he was introducing martial law. He urged people to remain calm.Hide Caption 164 of 208Police officers inspect the remains of a missile that landed in Kyiv on February 24.Police officers inspect the remains of a missile that landed in Kyiv on February 24. Photos: Russia invades UkrainePolice officers inspect the remains of a missile that landed in Kyiv on February 24.Hide Caption 165 of 208A staff member of a Kyiv hotel talks on the phone on February 24.A staff member of a Kyiv hotel talks on the phone on February 24. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA staff member of a Kyiv hotel talks on the phone on February 24.Hide Caption 166 of 208Smoke rises from an air defense base after an apparent Russian strike in Mariupol on February 24. A CNN team in Mariupol reported hearing <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-24-22-intl/h_4acca36c8b3aa9cabe9335cc2d6b4b2c" target="_blank">a barrage of artillery.</a>Smoke rises from an air defense base after an apparent Russian strike in Mariupol on February 24. A CNN team in Mariupol reported hearing <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-24-22-intl/h_4acca36c8b3aa9cabe9335cc2d6b4b2c" target="_blank">a barrage of artillery.</a> Photos: Russia invades UkraineSmoke rises from an air defense base after an apparent Russian strike in Mariupol on February 24. A CNN team in Mariupol reported hearing a barrage of artillery.Hide Caption 167 of 208People wait in line to buy train tickets at the central station in Kyiv on February 24.People wait in line to buy train tickets at the central station in Kyiv on February 24. Photos: Russia invades UkrainePeople wait in line to buy train tickets at the central station in Kyiv on February 24.Hide Caption 168 of 208A long line of cars is seen<a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-23-22/h_1463a3b82bff0d8466c15d19c0f42c5c" target="_blank"> exiting Kyiv</a> on February 24. Heavy traffic appeared to be heading west, away from where explosions were heard early in the morning.A long line of cars is seen<a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-23-22/h_1463a3b82bff0d8466c15d19c0f42c5c" target="_blank"> exiting Kyiv</a> on February 24. Heavy traffic appeared to be heading west, away from where explosions were heard early in the morning. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA long line of cars is seen exiting Kyiv on February 24. Heavy traffic appeared to be heading west, away from where explosions were heard early in the morning.Hide Caption 169 of 208A photo provided by the Ukrainian President's office appears to show an explosion in Kyiv early on February 24.A photo provided by the Ukrainian President's office appears to show an explosion in Kyiv early on February 24. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA photo provided by the Ukrainian President’s office appears to show an explosion in Kyiv early on February 24.Hide Caption 170 of 208People in Moscow watch a televised address by Russian President Vladimir Putin as he <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/23/europe/russia-ukraine-putin-military-operation-donbas-intl-hnk/index.html" target="_blank">announces a military operation</a> in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine on February 24. "Whoever tries to interfere with us, and even more so to create threats to our country, to our people, should know that Russia's response will be immediate and will lead you to such consequences as you have never experienced in your history," he said.People in Moscow watch a televised address by Russian President Vladimir Putin as he <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/23/europe/russia-ukraine-putin-military-operation-donbas-intl-hnk/index.html" target="_blank">announces a military operation</a> in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine on February 24. "Whoever tries to interfere with us, and even more so to create threats to our country, to our people, should know that Russia's response will be immediate and will lead you to such consequences as you have never experienced in your history," he said. Photos: Russia invades UkrainePeople in Moscow watch a televised address by Russian President Vladimir Putin as he announces a military operation in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine on February 24. “Whoever tries to interfere with us, and even more so to create threats to our country, to our people, should know that Russia’s response will be immediate and will lead you to such consequences as you have never experienced in your history,” he said.Hide Caption 171 of 208<a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-23-22/h_ef59c1983f237c2bbec0bfc82e975968" target="_blank">An emergency meeting of the UN Security Council</a> is held in New York to discuss the crisis on February 23. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres told Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop "attacking Ukraine" and to give peace a chance.<a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-23-22/h_ef59c1983f237c2bbec0bfc82e975968" target="_blank">An emergency meeting of the UN Security Council</a> is held in New York to discuss the crisis on February 23. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres told Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop "attacking Ukraine" and to give peace a chance. Photos: Russia invades UkraineAn emergency meeting of the UN Security Council is held in New York to discuss the crisis on February 23. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres told Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop “attacking Ukraine” and to give peace a chance.Hide Caption 172 of 208A convoy of Russian military vehicles is seen February 23 in the Rostov region of Russia, which runs along Ukraine's eastern border.A convoy of Russian military vehicles is seen February 23 in the Rostov region of Russia, which runs along Ukraine's eastern border. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA convoy of Russian military vehicles is seen February 23 in the Rostov region of Russia, which runs along Ukraine’s eastern border.Hide Caption 173 of 208Ukrainian soldiers talk in a shelter at the front line near Svitlodarsk, Ukraine, on February 23.Ukrainian soldiers talk in a shelter at the front line near Svitlodarsk, Ukraine, on February 23. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUkrainian soldiers talk in a shelter at the front line near Svitlodarsk, Ukraine, on February 23.Hide Caption 174 of 208Smoke rises from a damaged power plant in Shchastya that Ukrainian authorities say was hit by shelling on February 22.Smoke rises from a damaged power plant in Shchastya that Ukrainian authorities say was hit by shelling on February 22. Photos: Russia invades UkraineSmoke rises from a damaged power plant in Shchastya that Ukrainian authorities say was hit by shelling on February 22.Hide Caption 175 of 208A damaged house is worked on after shelling near the Ukrainian front-line city of Novoluhanske on February 22.A damaged house is worked on after shelling near the Ukrainian front-line city of Novoluhanske on February 22. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA damaged house is worked on after shelling near the Ukrainian front-line city of Novoluhanske on February 22.Hide Caption 176 of 208Mourners gather at a church in Kyiv on February 22 for the funeral of Ukrainian Army Capt. Anton Sydorov. The Ukrainian military said he was <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-19-22-intl/h_26fe0a683b93bd317b59b1513a4a8daf" target="_blank">killed by a shrapnel wound</a> on February 19 after several rounds of artillery fire were directed at Ukrainian positions near Myronivske.Mourners gather at a church in Kyiv on February 22 for the funeral of Ukrainian Army Capt. Anton Sydorov. The Ukrainian military said he was <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-19-22-intl/h_26fe0a683b93bd317b59b1513a4a8daf" target="_blank">killed by a shrapnel wound</a> on February 19 after several rounds of artillery fire were directed at Ukrainian positions near Myronivske. Photos: Russia invades UkraineMourners gather at a church in Kyiv on February 22 for the funeral of Ukrainian Army Capt. Anton Sydorov. The Ukrainian military said he was killed by a shrapnel wound on February 19 after several rounds of artillery fire were directed at Ukrainian positions near Myronivske.Hide Caption 177 of 208A sign displays conversion rates at a currency exchange kiosk in Kyiv on February 22. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/21/investing/global-stocks-ukraine-russia/index.html" target="_blank">Global markets tumbled</a> the day after Putin ordered troops into parts of eastern Ukraine.A sign displays conversion rates at a currency exchange kiosk in Kyiv on February 22. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/21/investing/global-stocks-ukraine-russia/index.html" target="_blank">Global markets tumbled</a> the day after Putin ordered troops into parts of eastern Ukraine. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA sign displays conversion rates at a currency exchange kiosk in Kyiv on February 22. Global markets tumbled the day after Putin ordered troops into parts of eastern Ukraine.Hide Caption 178 of 208Russian howitzers are loaded onto train cars near Taganrog, Russia, on February 22.Russian howitzers are loaded onto train cars near Taganrog, Russia, on February 22. Photos: Russia invades UkraineRussian howitzers are loaded onto train cars near Taganrog, Russia, on February 22.Hide Caption 179 of 208People who left a separatist-held region in eastern Ukraine watch <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/21/europe/russia-ukraine-tensions-monday-intl/index.html" target="_blank">an address by Putin</a> from their hotel room in Taganrog, Russia, on February 21. Putin blasted Kyiv's growing security ties with the West, and in lengthy remarks about the history of the USSR and the formation of the Ukrainian Socialist Soviet Republic, he appeared to cast doubt on Ukraine's right to self-determination.People who left a separatist-held region in eastern Ukraine watch <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/21/europe/russia-ukraine-tensions-monday-intl/index.html" target="_blank">an address by Putin</a> from their hotel room in Taganrog, Russia, on February 21. Putin blasted Kyiv's growing security ties with the West, and in lengthy remarks about the history of the USSR and the formation of the Ukrainian Socialist Soviet Republic, he appeared to cast doubt on Ukraine's right to self-determination. Photos: Russia invades UkrainePeople who left a separatist-held region in eastern Ukraine watch an address by Putin from their hotel room in Taganrog, Russia, on February 21. Putin blasted Kyiv’s growing security ties with the West, and in lengthy remarks about the history of the USSR and the formation of the Ukrainian Socialist Soviet Republic, he appeared to cast doubt on Ukraine’s right to self-determination.Hide Caption 180 of 208<a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-21-22/h_628f017cfcf5f4ddb31b2c5d41d4f577" target="_blank">Putin signs decrees</a> recognizing the Donetsk People's Republic and the Luhansk People's Republic in a ceremony in Moscow on February 21. Earlier in the day, the heads of the self-proclaimed pro-Russian republics requested the Kremlin leader recognize their independence and sovereignty. Members of Putin's Security Council supported the initiative in a meeting earlier in the day.<a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-21-22/h_628f017cfcf5f4ddb31b2c5d41d4f577" target="_blank">Putin signs decrees</a> recognizing the Donetsk People's Republic and the Luhansk People's Republic in a ceremony in Moscow on February 21. Earlier in the day, the heads of the self-proclaimed pro-Russian republics requested the Kremlin leader recognize their independence and sovereignty. Members of Putin's Security Council supported the initiative in a meeting earlier in the day. Photos: Russia invades UkrainePutin signs decrees recognizing the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic in a ceremony in Moscow on February 21. Earlier in the day, the heads of the self-proclaimed pro-Russian republics requested the Kremlin leader recognize their independence and sovereignty. Members of Putin’s Security Council supported the initiative in a meeting earlier in the day.Hide Caption 181 of 208Protesters demanding economic sanctions against Russia stand outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kyiv on February 21. Only a small number of protesters showed up to demonstrate.Protesters demanding economic sanctions against Russia stand outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kyiv on February 21. Only a small number of protesters showed up to demonstrate. Photos: Russia invades UkraineProtesters demanding economic sanctions against Russia stand outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kyiv on February 21. Only a small number of protesters showed up to demonstrate.Hide Caption 182 of 208Activists hold a performance in front of the Russian embassy in Kyiv on February 21 in support of prisoners who were arrested in Crimea. They say the red doors are a symbol of the doors that were kicked in to search and arrest Crimean Tatars, a Muslim ethnic minority.Activists hold a performance in front of the Russian embassy in Kyiv on February 21 in support of prisoners who were arrested in Crimea. They say the red doors are a symbol of the doors that were kicked in to search and arrest Crimean Tatars, a Muslim ethnic minority. Photos: Russia invades UkraineActivists hold a performance in front of the Russian embassy in Kyiv on February 21 in support of prisoners who were arrested in Crimea. They say the red doors are a symbol of the doors that were kicked in to search and arrest Crimean Tatars, a Muslim ethnic minority.Hide Caption 183 of 208Ukrainian servicemen shop in the front-line town of Avdiivka, Ukraine, on February 21.Ukrainian servicemen shop in the front-line town of Avdiivka, Ukraine, on February 21. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUkrainian servicemen shop in the front-line town of Avdiivka, Ukraine, on February 21.Hide Caption 184 of 208People lay flowers at the Motherland Monument in Kyiv on February 21.People lay flowers at the Motherland Monument in Kyiv on February 21. Photos: Russia invades UkrainePeople lay flowers at the Motherland Monument in Kyiv on February 21.Hide Caption 185 of 208A couple arrives at the city council to get married in Odesa on February 20. As Ukrainian authorities reported further ceasefire violations and top Western officials warned about an impending conflict, life went on in other parts of the country.A couple arrives at the city council to get married in Odesa on February 20. As Ukrainian authorities reported further ceasefire violations and top Western officials warned about an impending conflict, life went on in other parts of the country. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA couple arrives at the city council to get married in Odesa on February 20. As Ukrainian authorities reported further ceasefire violations and top Western officials warned about an impending conflict, life went on in other parts of the country.Hide Caption 186 of 208Ukrainian Interior Minister Denys Monastyrskiy, left, visits soldiers at a front-line position in Novoluhanske on February 19. Minutes after he left, <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-19-22-intl/h_d1ce9212df87ddbf0f79e4c4e4a6df56" target="_blank">the position came under fire.</a> No one was injured.Ukrainian Interior Minister Denys Monastyrskiy, left, visits soldiers at a front-line position in Novoluhanske on February 19. Minutes after he left, <a href="https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-19-22-intl/h_d1ce9212df87ddbf0f79e4c4e4a6df56" target="_blank">the position came under fire.</a> No one was injured. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUkrainian Interior Minister Denys Monastyrskiy, left, visits soldiers at a front-line position in Novoluhanske on February 19. Minutes after he left, the position came under fire. No one was injured.Hide Caption 187 of 208A woman rests in a car near a border checkpoint in Avilo-Uspenka, Russia, on February 19.A woman rests in a car near a border checkpoint in Avilo-Uspenka, Russia, on February 19. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA woman rests in a car near a border checkpoint in Avilo-Uspenka, Russia, on February 19.Hide Caption 188 of 208A Ukrainian service member walks by a building on February 19 that was hit by mortar fire in the front-line village of Krymske, Ukraine.A Ukrainian service member walks by a building on February 19 that was hit by mortar fire in the front-line village of Krymske, Ukraine. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA Ukrainian service member walks by a building on February 19 that was hit by mortar fire in the front-line village of Krymske, Ukraine.Hide Caption 189 of 208Fighter jets fly over Belarus during a joint military exercise the country held with Russia on February 19.Fighter jets fly over Belarus during a joint military exercise the country held with Russia on February 19. Photos: Russia invades UkraineFighter jets fly over Belarus during a joint military exercise the country held with Russia on February 19.Hide Caption 190 of 208Ukrainian soldiers stand guard at a military command center in Novoluhanske on February 19.Ukrainian soldiers stand guard at a military command center in Novoluhanske on February 19. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUkrainian soldiers stand guard at a military command center in Novoluhanske on February 19.Hide Caption 191 of 208People sit on a bus in Donetsk on February 18 after they were ordered to evacuate to Russia by pro-Russian separatists.People sit on a bus in Donetsk on February 18 after they were ordered to evacuate to Russia by pro-Russian separatists. Photos: Russia invades UkrainePeople sit on a bus in Donetsk on February 18 after they were ordered to evacuate to Russia by pro-Russian separatists.Hide Caption 192 of 208The remains of a military vehicle are seen in a parking lot outside a government building following an explosion in Donetsk on February 18. Ukrainian and US officials said the vehicle explosion was <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-18-22-intl/h_2e970471e9b07200947b89b4628960ab" target="_blank">a staged attack</a> designed to stoke tensions in eastern Ukraine.The remains of a military vehicle are seen in a parking lot outside a government building following an explosion in Donetsk on February 18. Ukrainian and US officials said the vehicle explosion was <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-18-22-intl/h_2e970471e9b07200947b89b4628960ab" target="_blank">a staged attack</a> designed to stoke tensions in eastern Ukraine. Photos: Russia invades UkraineThe remains of a military vehicle are seen in a parking lot outside a government building following an explosion in Donetsk on February 18. Ukrainian and US officials said the vehicle explosion was a staged attack designed to stoke tensions in eastern Ukraine.Hide Caption 193 of 208A memorial service and candlelight vigil is held at the St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery in Kyiv on February 18. They honored <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2015/02/20/europe/ukraine-conflict/index.html" target="_blank">those who died in 2014</a> while protesting against the government of President Viktor Yanukovych, a pro-Russian leader who later fled the country.A memorial service and candlelight vigil is held at the St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery in Kyiv on February 18. They honored <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2015/02/20/europe/ukraine-conflict/index.html" target="_blank">those who died in 2014</a> while protesting against the government of President Viktor Yanukovych, a pro-Russian leader who later fled the country. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA memorial service and candlelight vigil is held at the St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery in Kyiv on February 18. They honored those who died in 2014 while protesting against the government of President Viktor Yanukovych, a pro-Russian leader who later fled the country.Hide Caption 194 of 208A kindergarten that officials say was <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/17/europe/russia-us-diplomacy-ukraine-analysis-intl/index.html" target="_blank">damaged by shelling</a> is seen in Stanytsia Luhanska, Ukraine, on February 17. No lives were lost, but it was a stark reminder of the stakes for people living near the front lines that separate Ukrainian government forces from Russian-backed separatists.A kindergarten that officials say was <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/17/europe/russia-us-diplomacy-ukraine-analysis-intl/index.html" target="_blank">damaged by shelling</a> is seen in Stanytsia Luhanska, Ukraine, on February 17. No lives were lost, but it was a stark reminder of the stakes for people living near the front lines that separate Ukrainian government forces from Russian-backed separatists. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA kindergarten that officials say was damaged by shelling is seen in Stanytsia Luhanska, Ukraine, on February 17. No lives were lost, but it was a stark reminder of the stakes for people living near the front lines that separate Ukrainian government forces from Russian-backed separatists.Hide Caption 195 of 208Children play on old Soviet tanks in front of the Motherland Monument in Kyiv on February 16.Children play on old Soviet tanks in front of the Motherland Monument in Kyiv on February 16. Photos: Russia invades UkraineChildren play on old Soviet tanks in front of the Motherland Monument in Kyiv on February 16.Hide Caption 196 of 208Ambassadors of European countries lay roses at the Wall of Remembrance in Kyiv on February 16. The wall contains the names and photographs of military members who have died since the conflict with Russian-backed separatists began in 2014.Ambassadors of European countries lay roses at the Wall of Remembrance in Kyiv on February 16. The wall contains the names and photographs of military members who have died since the conflict with Russian-backed separatists began in 2014. Photos: Russia invades UkraineAmbassadors of European countries lay roses at the Wall of Remembrance in Kyiv on February 16. The wall contains the names and photographs of military members who have died since the conflict with Russian-backed separatists began in 2014.Hide Caption 197 of 208US troops walk on the tarmac at the Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport in southeastern Poland on February 16. US paratroopers landed in Poland as part of a deployment of several thousand sent to bolster NATO's eastern flank in response to tensions with Russia.US troops walk on the tarmac at the Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport in southeastern Poland on February 16. US paratroopers landed in Poland as part of a deployment of several thousand sent to bolster NATO's eastern flank in response to tensions with Russia. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUS troops walk on the tarmac at the Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport in southeastern Poland on February 16. US paratroopers landed in Poland as part of a deployment of several thousand sent to bolster NATO’s eastern flank in response to tensions with Russia.Hide Caption 198 of 208A 200-meter-long Ukrainian flag is unfolded at the Olympic Stadium in Kyiv on February 16 to mark a "Day of Unity," an impromptu celebration declared by President Volodymyr Zelensky.A 200-meter-long Ukrainian flag is unfolded at the Olympic Stadium in Kyiv on February 16 to mark a "Day of Unity," an impromptu celebration declared by President Volodymyr Zelensky. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA 200-meter-long Ukrainian flag is unfolded at the Olympic Stadium in Kyiv on February 16 to mark a “Day of Unity,” an impromptu celebration declared by President Volodymyr Zelensky.Hide Caption 199 of 208Travelers wait in line to check in to their departing flights February 15 at the Boryspil International Airport outside Kyiv. US President Joe Biden<a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/10/politics/biden-ukraine-things-could-go-crazy/index.html" target="_blank"> urged Americans in Ukraine to leave the country,</a> warning that "things could go crazy quickly" in the region.Travelers wait in line to check in to their departing flights February 15 at the Boryspil International Airport outside Kyiv. US President Joe Biden<a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/10/politics/biden-ukraine-things-could-go-crazy/index.html" target="_blank"> urged Americans in Ukraine to leave the country,</a> warning that "things could go crazy quickly" in the region. Photos: Russia invades UkraineTravelers wait in line to check in to their departing flights February 15 at the Boryspil International Airport outside Kyiv. US President Joe Biden urged Americans in Ukraine to leave the country, warning that “things could go crazy quickly” in the region.Hide Caption 200 of 208A location of Oschadbank, a state-owned bank, is seen in Kyiv on February 15. The websites of Oschadbank and PrivatBank, the country's two largest banks, <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/15/world/ukraine-cyberattack-intl/index.html" target="_blank">were hit by cyberattacks that day,</a> as were the websites of Ukraine's defense ministry and army, according to Ukrainian government agencies.A location of Oschadbank, a state-owned bank, is seen in Kyiv on February 15. The websites of Oschadbank and PrivatBank, the country's two largest banks, <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/15/world/ukraine-cyberattack-intl/index.html" target="_blank">were hit by cyberattacks that day,</a> as were the websites of Ukraine's defense ministry and army, according to Ukrainian government agencies. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA location of Oschadbank, a state-owned bank, is seen in Kyiv on February 15. The websites of Oschadbank and PrivatBank, the country’s two largest banks, were hit by cyberattacks that day, as were the websites of Ukraine’s defense ministry and army, according to Ukrainian government agencies.Hide Caption 201 of 208A woman and child walk underneath a military monument in Senkivka, Ukraine, on February 14. It's on the outskirts of the Three Sisters border crossing between Ukraine, Russia and Belarus.A woman and child walk underneath a military monument in Senkivka, Ukraine, on February 14. It's on the outskirts of the Three Sisters border crossing between Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. Photos: Russia invades UkraineA woman and child walk underneath a military monument in Senkivka, Ukraine, on February 14. It’s on the outskirts of the Three Sisters border crossing between Ukraine, Russia and Belarus.Hide Caption 202 of 208Ukrainian service members talk at a front-line position in eastern Ukraine on February 14. Ukrainian service members talk at a front-line position in eastern Ukraine on February 14. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUkrainian service members talk at a front-line position in eastern Ukraine on February 14. Hide Caption 203 of 208Members of Ukraine's National Guard look out a window as they ride a bus through the capital of Kyiv on February 14.Members of Ukraine's National Guard look out a window as they ride a bus through the capital of Kyiv on February 14. Photos: Russia invades UkraineMembers of Ukraine’s National Guard look out a window as they ride a bus through the capital of Kyiv on February 14.Hide Caption 204 of 208Satellite images taken on February 13 by Maxar Technologies revealed that dozens of helicopters had appeared at a previously vacant airbase in Russian-occupied Crimea.Satellite images taken on February 13 by Maxar Technologies revealed that dozens of helicopters had appeared at a previously vacant airbase in Russian-occupied Crimea. Photos: Russia invades UkraineSatellite images taken on February 13 by Maxar Technologies revealed that dozens of helicopters had appeared at a previously vacant airbase in Russian-occupied Crimea.Hide Caption 205 of 208Pro-Russian separatists observe the movement of Ukrainian troops from trenches in Ukraine's Donbas area on February 11.Pro-Russian separatists observe the movement of Ukrainian troops from trenches in Ukraine's Donbas area on February 11. Photos: Russia invades UkrainePro-Russian separatists observe the movement of Ukrainian troops from trenches in Ukraine’s Donbas area on February 11.Hide Caption 206 of 208Ukrainian service members unpack Javelin anti-tank missiles that were delivered to Kyiv on February 10 as part of a US military support package for Ukraine.Ukrainian service members unpack Javelin anti-tank missiles that were delivered to Kyiv on February 10 as part of a US military support package for Ukraine. Photos: Russia invades UkraineUkrainian service members unpack Javelin anti-tank missiles that were delivered to Kyiv on February 10 as part of a US military support package for Ukraine.Hide Caption 207 of 208Ukrainian service members walk on an armored fighting vehicle during a training exercise in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region on February 10.Ukrainian service members walk on an armored fighting vehicle during a training exercise in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region on February 10. 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A war of attrition looks more likely as the weapons supplied by the US and its allies tilt the balance on the battlefield. The first American howitzers on now on the front lines.The US Director of National Intelligence, Avril Haines, said this week that “as both Russia and Ukraine believe they can continue to make progress militarily, we do not see a viable negotiating path forward, at least in the short term.””The uncertain nature of the battle, which is developing into a war of attrition, combined with the reality that Putin faces a mismatch between his ambitions and Russia’s current conventional military capabilities, likely means the next few months could see us moving along a more unpredictable and potentially escalatory trajectory.” Perhaps the greatest risk for Ukraine is that a war like this — along essentially the same fronts that we see today — would be sustainable, if tough, for Russia. However, it would hammer the Ukrainian economy, which is already expected to shrink by 45% this year, according to the World Bank.Putin could then wait for an opportunity to take a further bite out of a country that he believes has no right to exist.There is the additional risk — if not yet evident — that the West’s sense of urgency in backing Ukraine with cash and weapons might wane should the conflict settle into stagnation. Remember Syria.But the course of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has already defied most expectations. The time is approaching when critical decisions — or mistakes — by either side may well influence its outcome.In the words of the Chinese strategist Sun Tzu: “The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.”

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