Photos: Russia invades Ukraine

Russia's invasion, the biggest attack on a European state since 1945, has seen more than 6.5 million people flee abroad, turned entire cities into rubble and brought down severe economic sanctions on Moscow.

Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Odesa
Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Odesa
A general view of a damaged building, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, in Odesa, Ukraine, in this handout image released on July 16, 2022.
State Emergency Services of Ukraine / Handout via REUTERS
Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in the Donbas region
Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in the Donbas region
A Ukrainian serviceman stands near a German self-propelled gun, Panzerhaubitze 2000, not far from front line, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in the Donbas region, Ukraine July 16, 2022.
REUTERS / Gleb Garanich
Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Kharkiv
Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Kharkiv
Rescuers remove debris of a residential building destroyed by a Russian missile strike, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Kharkiv, Ukraine July 9, 2022.
REUTERS / Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy
Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Donbas region
Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Donbas region
Police officers stand near a shell crater at a children playground, destroyed by Russian military strike, amid Russia's invasion on Ukraine, in the town of Druzhkivka, in Donetsk region, Ukraine July 9, 2022.
REUTERS / Gleb Garanich
Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC2022) in Lugano
Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC2022) in Lugano
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivers a speech by videolink during the Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC2022), in Lugano, Switzerland, July 4, 2022.
Michael Buholzer / Pool via REUTERS
Local residents hold their belongings before the evacuation from the city of Lysychansk
Local residents hold their belongings before the evacuation from the city of Lysychansk
Local residents hold their belongings before the evacuation from the city of Lysychansk during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the Luhansk Region, Ukraine July 4, 2022.
REUTERS / Alexander Ermochenko
A man walks in the rubble near damaged buildings, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, in Bakhmut
A man walks in the rubble near damaged buildings, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, in Bakhmut
A man walks in the rubble near damaged buildings, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, in Bakhmut, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine in this still image obtained from a social media video released on July 2, 2022.
National Police of Ukraine / Handout via REUTERS
Evacuation from war-affected areas of eastern Ukraine in Pokrovsk
Evacuation from war-affected areas of eastern Ukraine in Pokrovsk
Boys sit in a train to Dnipro and Lviv during an evacuation of civilians from war-affected areas of eastern Ukraine, amid Russia's invasion of the country, in Pokrovsk, Donetsk region, Ukraine, June 25, 2022.
REUTERS / Marko Djurica
Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Donetsk region
Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Donetsk region
Ukrainian servicemen travel on their armoured personnel carrier, amid Russia's invasion of the country, in Kostyantynivka, Donetsk region, Ukraine, June 25, 2022.
REUTERS / Marko Djurica
Bomb removal in Kharkiv
Bomb removal in Kharkiv
People watch as a defused 500kg bomb that did not detonate when it landed on an apartment building in March, is lowered from the roof by members of a specialised team that defuses and removes explosives, bombs, mines and other munitions in the Saltivka neighbourhood, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on June 23, 2022.
LEAH MILLIS/REUTERS
Shelling in Kharkiv
Shelling in Kharkiv
People survey the damage after a sports complex of an educational institution was shelled overnight as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues in Kharkiv, Ukraine on June 24, 2022.
LEAH MILLIS/REUTERS
A local resident walks near shell craters following recent shelling in Donetsk
A local resident walks near shell craters following recent shelling in Donetsk
A local resident walks near shell craters following recent shelling during the Ukraine-Russia conflict in Donetsk, Ukraine on June 23, 2022.
ALEXANDER ERMOCHENKO/REUTERS
Ukrainian President Zelenskiy addresses the crowd at Worthy Farm in Somerset during the Glastonbury Festival
Ukrainian President Zelenskiy addresses the crowd at Worthy Farm in Somerset during the Glastonbury Festival
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy addresses the crowd at Worthy Farm in Somerset during the Glastonbury Festival in Britain, on June 24, 2022.
DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS
Funeral of a Ukrainian serviceman in Kyiv
Funeral of a Ukrainian serviceman in Kyiv
People attend a funeral ceremony for Oleh Kutsyn, commander of Karpatska Sich battalion, who was recently killed in a battle against Russian troops, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in central Kyiv, Ukraine on June 22, 2022.
GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS
Ukrainians call on EU leaders to approve candidate status
Ukrainians call on EU leaders to approve candidate status
Ukrainians living in Belgium protest outside the European Council building, on the day leaders are set to meet to discuss giving Ukraine candidate status to join the European Union, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, in Brussels, Belgium on June 23, 2022.
JOHANNA GERON/REUTERS
Ukrainians call on EU leaders to approve candidate status
Ukrainians call on EU leaders to approve candidate status
Ukrainians living in Belgium protest outside the European Council building, on the day leaders are set to meet to discuss giving Ukraine candidate status to join the European Union, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, in Brussels, Belgium on June 23, 2022.
JOHANNA GERON/REUTERS
A newly installed direction sign "Donetsk People's Republic Square" is seen in front of the U.S. embassy in Moscow
A newly installed direction sign "Donetsk People's Republic Square" is seen in front of the U.S. embassy in Moscow
A newly installed direction sign "Donetsk People's Republic Square" is seen in front of the U.S. embassy in Moscow, Russia on June 22, 2022.
MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS
Shelling in Kharkiv
Shelling in Kharkiv
A worker from the war crimes prosecutor's office takes in the damage from overnight shelling that landed on a building of Kharkiv's Housing and Communal College as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on June 21, 2022.
LEAH MILLIS/REUTERS
Shelling in Kharkiv
Shelling in Kharkiv
The body of Raisa Kozakova, 85, lies under the debris of her home after a shell hit her garden and killed her while she was collecting peas, according to her grandson, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues in the industrial district in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on June 21, 2022.
LEAH MILLIS/REUTERS
Shelling in Kharkiv
Shelling in Kharkiv
A fire from a gas processing plant continues to burn behind a field of wheat after the plant was hit by shelling a few days prior in Andriivka in the Kharkiv region as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues in Ukraine on June 21, 2022.
LEAH MILLIS/REUTERS
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Photos: Russia invades Ukraine
Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Odesa
Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in the Donbas region
Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Kharkiv
Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Donbas region
Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC2022) in Lugano
Local residents hold their belongings before the evacuation from the city of Lysychansk
A man walks in the rubble near damaged buildings, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, in Bakhmut
Evacuation from war-affected areas of eastern Ukraine in Pokrovsk
Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Donetsk region
Bomb removal in Kharkiv
Shelling in Kharkiv
A local resident walks near shell craters following recent shelling in Donetsk
Ukrainian President Zelenskiy addresses the crowd at Worthy Farm in Somerset during the Glastonbury Festival
Funeral of a Ukrainian serviceman in Kyiv
Ukrainians call on EU leaders to approve candidate status
Ukrainians call on EU leaders to approve candidate status
A newly installed direction sign "Donetsk People's Republic Square" is seen in front of the U.S. embassy in Moscow
Shelling in Kharkiv
Shelling in Kharkiv
Shelling in Kharkiv