Death toll rises in Ukraine as Zelenskiy calls for more international support

Death toll rises in Ukraine as Zelenskiy calls for more international support

Death toll rises in Ukraine as Zelenskiy calls for more international support

Members of the Ukrainian Civil Defense Unit hand over new machine guns to the opposite side of a blown-up bridge on the northern front of Kyiv on March 1. A 40-kilometer column of Russian tanks, armored vehicles and towed artillery was heading towards the Ukrainian capital. satellite imagery from Maxar Technologies.

A woman named Yelena comforts her 8-year-old daughter Polina in a bomb shelter at a Kiev children’s hospital March 1. The girl was treated in the hospital for encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain.

An administrative building in Kharkiv, Ukraine, following Russian shelling on March 1. Russian forces have intensified their bombardment of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city.

Health workers show a newborn to a woman in labor in Mariupol, Ukraine, on March 1. Now the maternity hospital is used as a first-aid post and a bomb shelter.

Ukrainian rescuers carry the body of the victim after the shelling of the city hall building in Kharkov on March 1.

Ukrainian refugees try to keep warm at the Medyka border crossing in Poland on March 1. As heavy fighting rages across the country, many Ukrainians are fleeing the country at a pace that could turn into “Europe’s biggest migration crisis this century.” This is reported by the United Nations Refugee Agency.

Passengers anxiously board trains in Kyiv before departing for destinations in the western part of the country on Monday, Feb. 28.

A destroyed bridge near the town of Bucha, Ukraine on February 28.

Volunteers in Kyiv sign up for the Territorial Defense Forces of Ukraine on February 28.

A member of the Territorial Defense Forces loads magazines for rifles in Kyiv February 28.

On February 28, Ukrainian forces ordered the man to lie down on the ground as they stepped up security in the wake of Russian attacks in Kyiv.

Mothers look after their children in a bomb shelter at a children’s hospital in Kyiv on February 28.

Ukrainian soldiers in a basement used as a military base in Dnipro, Ukraine February 28.

Smoke swirls over the Ukrainian city of Vasilkov near Kiev on Sunday, February 27. At the Vasilkov air base, a fire is raging at the oil storage.

A couple hugs at a railway station in Kramatorsk, Ukraine on February 27. The woman was about to board a train heading west.

People wait on a platform inside a train station in Lvov, Ukraine on February 27. Thousands of people at the main Lviv railway station tried to board the trains that were supposed to take them out of Ukraine.

Russian armored vehicles are on fire after fighting in Kharkov on February 27. As Russian troops entered Ukraine’s second largest city, street fighting broke out and residents were urged to stay in shelters and not travel.

Locals prepare Molotov cocktails in Uzhhorod, Ukraine, February 27.

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Cars line up on a road near Mostiska, Ukraine, as people try to flee to Poland on February 27.

Ukrainian military in Kyiv escort a prisoner on February 27 whom they suspect of being a Russian agent.

Ukrainian servicemen take up positions at the Vasilkov air base near Kiev on February 27.

A woman sleeps on chairs February 27 in the underground car park of a Kiev hotel that has been turned into a bomb shelter.

Ukrainian servicemen take cover in a shelter at the Vasilkov air base near Kiev on Saturday, February 26.

Damaged residential building in Kyiv, February 26.

Kievans run for cover during shelling on February 26.

View of a residential building in Kyiv damaged by shelling on 26 February. The outer walls of several apartments were completely blown up, the interiors blackened, and debris hung down.

A police car patrols the streets of Kyiv on February 26.

Ukrainian military inspect the site after a Russian airstrike on Kiev on February 26.

Following a national directive meant to make it harder for the invading Russian army to navigate, a road worker removes signs near Pisarevka, Ukraine February 26.

Soldiers of the Territorial Defense Forces, the military reserve of Ukraine, are preparing to defend Kyiv on February 26.

Ukrainian servicemen collect unexploded ordnance after fighting advancing Russian forces in Kyiv in the early hours of February 26.

The Ukrainian military searches for and collects unexploded ordnance after fighting in Kyiv on February 26.

The body of a Russian soldier lies next to a Russian car near Kharkov on February 25.

A woman cries in her car after crossing the border from Ukraine in Sighetu Marmatiei, Romania, February 25.

A Ukrainian soldier sits wounded in a crossfire in Kyiv February 25.

A child from Ukraine sleeps in a tent at a humanitarian center in Palanca, Moldova on February 25.

A firefighter walks between the ruins of a downed plane in Kyiv on February 25.

Soldiers of the National Guard of Ukraine take positions in the center of Kyiv on February 25.

People walk past a residential building in Kyiv that was hit by an alleged Russian airstrike on February 25.

The body of a school worker who locals say died in a recent shelling lies in the separatist-controlled city of Horlivka in Ukraine’s Donetsk region February 25.

The people of Kiev take refuge in the underground parking on February 25.

A wounded woman stands outside a hospital after an attack on the eastern Ukrainian town of Chuguev near Kharkiv on Thursday, February 24.

The body of the rocket remained in the apartment after the shelling on the northern outskirts of Kharkov on February 24.

A boy plays with his tablet in a public basement used as a bomb shelter in Kyiv February 24.

A man mourns after an airstrike on a residential complex in Chuguev on February 24.

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Rescuers work at the crash site on February 24 after a Ukrainian military aircraft crashed and caught fire near Kiev, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine reports. The cause of the crash was not specified.

Ukrainian soldiers sit on armored personnel carriers in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine on February 24.

Kievans try to board a bus to head west towards Poland on February 24.

People seek shelter at a metro station in Kharkiv on February 24.

Firefighters try to put out a fire after a strike in Chuguev on February 24.

People wait after boarding the bus to leave Kyiv on February 24.

Police officers inspect the remains of a rocket that fell in Kyiv on February 24.

An employee of a Kiev hotel speaks on the phone on February 24.

People queue to buy train tickets at the central station in Kyiv on February 24.

A photograph provided by the office of the President of Ukraine shows an explosion in Kyiv in the early hours of February 24.

A convoy of Russian military equipment was spotted on February 23 in the Rostov region of Russia, which runs along the eastern border of Ukraine.

Ukrainian soldiers talk in a shelter on the front line near Svetlodarsk, Ukraine, February 23.

Smoke rises from a damaged power plant in Shchastia, which Ukrainian authorities say was hit by shelling on February 22.

Repairs to a damaged house after shelling near the Ukrainian front-line town of Novoluhanske on February 22.

Ukrainian soldiers pay their respects during Sidorov’s funeral in Kyiv on February 22.

Russian howitzers are loaded into wagons near Taganrog, Russia on February 22.

Protesters demanding economic sanctions against Russia outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kyiv on February 21. Only a small number of protesters came to the demonstration.

Activists hold a rally in front of the Russian embassy in Kyiv on February 21 in support of prisoners arrested in Crimea. The red doors are said to be a symbol of doors that were kicked in to search and arrest Crimean Tatars, a Muslim ethnic minority.

Ukrainian soldiers shop in the front-line town of Avdiivka, Ukraine, February 21.

People lay flowers at the Motherland Monument in Kyiv on February 21.

A local resident shows the depth of a shelling crater in a field behind his house in the village of Tamarchuk, Ukraine February 20.

Ukrainian servicemen along the front line near Popasna, Ukraine on February 20.

People evacuated from pro-Russian separatist regions of Ukraine at a temporary shelter in Taganrog, Russia February 20.

Anastasia Manya lulls her 2-month-old son Nikita to sleep after an alleged shelling by separatist forces in Novognatovka, Ukraine February 20.

A Ukrainian soldier in a position on the front line near Novognativka on February 20.

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The couple arrive at the city council to get married in Odessa, Ukraine on February 20. As Ukrainian authorities reported new ceasefire violations and senior Western officials warned of a looming conflict, life in other parts of the country went on.

A woman rests in her car near the border checkpoint in Avilo-Uspenka, Russia, February 19.

A Ukrainian soldier walks past a mortar-hit building in the front-line village of Krymske, Ukraine, on February 19.

Fighter jets fly over Belarus during a joint military exercise the country held with Russia on February 19.

Ukrainian soldiers stand guard at a military command post in Novolugansk on February 19.

People sit on a bus in Donetsk February 18 after they were ordered by pro-Russian separatists to evacuate to Russia.

Children play on old Soviet tanks in front of the Motherland monument in Kyiv on February 16.

Ambassadors of European countries lay roses at the Wall of Remembrance in Kyiv on February 16. The wall contains the names and photographs of servicemen who have died since the start of the conflict with pro-Russian separatists in 2014.

US troops walk down the runway at the Rzeszow-Jasionka airport in southeastern Poland February 16. US paratroopers have landed in Poland as part of several thousand men sent to support NATO’s eastern flank in response to tensions with Russia.

A 200-meter Ukrainian flag is unfurled at the Olympic Stadium in Kyiv on February 16 to commemorate “Unity Day,” an impromptu celebration announced by President Volodymyr Zelensky.

A Ukrainian soldier is armed with anti-tank weapons during an exercise in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine on February 15.

A woman and a child walk under a war monument in Senkovka, Ukraine on February 14. It is located on the outskirts of the Three Sisters border crossing between Ukraine, Russia and Belarus.

Ukrainian soldiers speak at the front line in eastern Ukraine February 14.

Soldiers of the National Guard of Ukraine look out the window during a bus ride in Kiev on February 14.

Satellite imagery taken Feb. 13 by Maxar Technologies showed dozens of helicopters appeared at a previously unoccupied air base in Russian-occupied Crimea.

The Russian Navy’s Kilo-class diesel-electric submarine Rostov-on-Don passes through Turkey’s Bosporus on its way to the Black Sea February 13.

On February 12, an anti-war demonstration takes place on Independence Square in Kyiv.

Pro-Russian separatists watch the movement of Ukrainian troops from trenches in the Donbas region February 11.

Ukrainian servicemen unpack Javelin anti-tank missiles that were delivered to Kyiv on Feb. 10 as part of a US military support package for Ukraine.

Ukrainian soldiers ride in an armored combat vehicle during an exercise in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine February 10.