63 days ago, Putin announced that Russian forces would enter Ukraine with a “special military operation”.
What followed were some of the worst acts of war on European soil since World War II.
On Monday evening, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov issued stern warnings that there could be a “real danger” to the the third World Warand allegations that Russia and NATO are already at war.
Several times, the Russian leadership has also come up with vague threats on the use of nuclear weapons.
Two months after the outbreak of the war, it’s over 5.2 million Ukrainians have fled the country, according to the United Nations, while an estimated 6.5 more are internally displaced.
He confirmed that more than 5,700 civilians were victims of the war United nationsbut the real number is estimated to be much higher.
Soldiers of the Chechen special forces march near the administrative building of the besieged Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol.
After several weeks of fighting, Russian forces have mostly taken control of Mariupol, but Ukrainian forces in the vast industrial area continue to resist.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Monday that the so-called Battle of Donbass is underway, and the war is turning into what is now referred to as “Phase Two”.
At the initial stage of the war, it was alleged that Russian forces tried to gain control of Ukraine as a whole. After what was largely considered a failed military operation, Putin announced that Russian forces would now largely withdraw from the northern regions.
In the second stage, Russian forces will now focus their offensive on the eastern part of the country, most likely with the aim of controlling the coastal areas towards the Black Sea.
It is reported that the Russian warship Moscow is on fire. Ukrainian forces claimed to have sunk the main Russian ship with two cruise missiles, as confirmed by several sources later.
The Russian side claims that the accident was an accident.
While civilians wait for their evacuation, two rockets and cluster munitions allegedly exploded over the platforms and baggage area of the Kramatorsk train station.
At least 50 people were said to have been killed.
When the press enters the Kyiv suburb of Potsja, it is their gruesome spectacle that meets them.
Bodies littered the streets, and residents recounted rapes, torture and executions by Russian soldiers.
On the side of the road, a dog lies quietly next to a dead man. in the same street Fall about dozens of other dead.
A Ukrainian soldier stands atop a destroyed Russian tank after Ukrainian forces are said to have overrun a Russian-controlled position outside Kyiv.
The scene in the bombed Retroville shopping center in Kyiv is somewhat similar to a post-apocalyptic movie.
At least six people were said to have died in the attack.
The living and the dead were taken out of the ruins of a military facility in Mykolaiv, which I bombed in the morning Bombs from two Russian fighter planes.
Burned corpses lying on the ground. Entire bodies, more or less intact, are set aside as rescuers take them out of the masses.
A theater building in Mariupol, where up to 1,300 civilians were said to have taken refuge, was bombed in what is alleged to be a Russian airstrike.
Reportedly, about 150 people subsequently escaped alive, while 300 people were confirmed dead Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Bombs fly day and night over Mariupol. Here, a residential block explodes after being hit by Russian tank artillery.
Russian forces fired eight missiles at the IPSC military base in Gavoryev, near the Polish border. At least 35 people were killed and 135 wounded in the attack.
Luba Skrypnik mourns the loss of her son Ivan Skrypnik.
Russia attacks a hospital in Mariupol. Three people were killed and 17 wounded.
The photo, which went viral around the world after the attack on the hospital, shows a pregnant woman who was injured during the attack.
The woman later died of her injuries, according to reports AP . news agency.
The woman was then handed over to her surviving husband, and in the chaos, the hospital was said to have been unable to obtain her identity.
So far, more than 1.7 million people have fled Ukraine since the invasion began.
The photo shows the temporary refugee reception center in Hala-Kyzhovska, in Korchova, six kilometers from the border with Ukraine.
Then Visit Dagbladet Hala Kijowska In March, the former mall filled with refugees waiting to move.
A month and a half later, on April 24, the total number of refugees was said to have exceeded 5.2 million, according to United nations.
Civilians risk their lives on a dangerous escape route from the Kiev suburb of Irbin.
It is said that many civilians were killed here in attempts to escape.
March 5 is the day that 48-year-old Irina Manyukina plays the piano in the ruins of her home. Here she plays a final melody to say goodbye to the city of Bila Tserkva, where she grew up.
The video depicting the moment is watched all over the world.
Russian forces take control of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, Zaporizhia, at Enerhodar. The photo shows the nuclear power plant being bombarded with artillery in the morning.
Surhi presses the head of his deceased son Ilya in a hospital in Mariupol. The boy was playing soccer near a city school when explosives hit the soccer field.
Russian forces attack a public building on Freedom Square in Kharkiv, the seat of the regional administration.
At least ten people were said to have been killed.
Satellite images reveal that a mile-long Russian military column is on its way to Kyiv.
Residents of many Ukrainian cities prepare for battle against the Russians by making Molotov cocktails.
An apartment building in Kyiv was damaged by rocket attacks on the city.
Natalie Severukova survived a missile attack on her district of Kyiv.
On the first day of the war, a Russian air raid hit an apartment building in Kharkiv. The attack is said to have claimed the life of a teenage girl, and more than two dozen people are said to have been injured, including 52-year-old Olina Corello.
The teacher and the teacher had a glass cut in the face, seriously injuring her eye. Reportedly, she spent the next 22 days in the ruins of the house Daily Mirror.
A portrait of Olina Corillo, covered in blood and bandages, appears on the front pages around the world, and becomes a symbol of the danger now afflicting Ukraine.
– We never thought that something like this would happen in our country, Corello later told independent.
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