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A photo provided by the Ukrainian President’s office appears to show an explosion in the capital city of Kyiv early Thursday, February 24.

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A wounded woman is seen after a reported airstrike at an apartment complex outside of Kharkiv, Ukraine, on February 24.

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People shelter in a subway station in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on February 24.

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Firefighters attempt to extinguish a fire after a reported strike in the eastern Ukraine town of Chuhuiv on February 24.

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Sviatoslav Fursin, left, and Yarina Arieva, center, kneel during their wedding ceremony at St. Michael’s cathedral in Kyiv on February 24. Arieva, a 21 year-old deputy on the Kyiv city council, and Fursin, a 24 year-old software engineer, had planned on getting married in May but moved it due to attacks by Russian forces on Thursday.

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People wait on a bus leaving Kyiv on February 24.

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Ukrainian servicemen patrol in the Luhansk region of Ukraine on February 24.

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A staff member of a hotel in Kyiv talks on the phone on February 24.

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Police officers inspect the remains of a missile that landed in Kyiv on February 24.

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

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A convoy of Russian military vehicles is seen on February 23 in the Rostov region of Russia, which runs along Ukraine’s eastern border.

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

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A damaged house is worked on after shelling near the front-line city of Novoluhanske in Ukraine’s Donetsk region on February 22.

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

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Russian howitzers are loaded onto train cars near Taganrog, Russia, on February 22.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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Ukrainian service members are seen along the front line outside of Popasna, Ukraine, on February 20.

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

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Anastasia Manha lulls her 2-month-old son Mykyta after alleged shelling by separatists forces in Novohnativka, Ukraine, on February 20.

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A Ukrainian soldier stays on position on the front line near Novohnativka on February 20.

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A couple arrives at the city council to get married in Odessa, Ukraine, 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.

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

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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.

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

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Soldiers stand guard at a military command center in Novoluhanske on February 19.

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

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Children play on old Soviet tanks in front of the Motherland Monument in Kyiv on Wednesday, February 16.

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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.

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US troops walk on the tarmac at the Rzesz√≥w-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.

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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.

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A Ukrainian serviceman carries an anti-tank weapon during an exercise in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine on February 15.

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A woman and child walk underneath a military monument in Senkivka, Ukraine, on Monday, February 14. It’s on the outskirts of the Three Sisters border crossing between Ukraine, Russia and Belarus.

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Ukrainian service members talk at a front-line position in eastern Ukraine on February 14.

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Members of Ukraine’s National Guard look out a window as they ride a bus through the capital of Kyiv on February 14.

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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.

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The Russian navy’s diesel-electric Kilo-class submarine, Rostov-on-Don, moves through Turkey’s Bosphorus Strait en route to the Black Sea on February 13.

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An anti-war demonstration takes place in Kyiv’s Independence Square on February 12.

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Pro-Russian separatists observe the movement of Ukrainian troops from trenches in Ukraine’s Donbas area on February 11.

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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.

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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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