50 heartbreaking photos on the 500th day of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

The body of a civilian lies on the ground during an exhumation in the recently reclaimed area of ​​Izium, Ukraine, on Friday, September 23, 2022. (Evgeniy Maloletka/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
A sniper unit targets Russian positions during an operation in the Kherson region, in southern Ukraine, on Saturday, November 19, 2022. (Bernat Armangue/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
Smoke rises from a building in Bakhmut, the site of the toughest battles with Russian troops in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, on Wednesday, April 26, 2023. (Libkos/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
Yehor, 7, holds a wooden toy rifle next to destroyed Russian military vehicles near Chernihiv, Ukraine, on Sunday, April 17, 2022. (Evgeniy Maloletka/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
A dog next to the body of an elderly woman murdered inside a house in Bucha, on the outskirts of kyiv, Ukraine, on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. (Felipe Dana /)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
A family fleeing from the town of Ruska Lozova arrives in their car full of shrapnel at a detection point in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Friday, April 29, 2022. (Felipe Dana /)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
Streets are flooded in Kherson, Ukraine, Wednesday, June 7, 2023 after the collapse of the Kakhovka dam walls. (Libkos/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
A Ukrainian paramedic helps an injured resident moments after a Russian attack in Kherson, southern Ukraine, on Thursday, November 24, 2022. (Bernat Armangue/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
Ukrainian military medics treat their wounded comrade who was evacuated from the battlefield at the hospital in Donetsk Region, Ukraine, Monday, January 9, 2023. The serviceman did not survive. (Evgeniy Maloletka/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
A message written on a dirty and broken mirror reads ‘Ukraine will prevail’ inside the badly damaged School No. 62, located on the road where the first clashes between Russian and Ukrainian forces took place a year ago, in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Friday. , February 24, 2023. (VADIM GHIRDA /)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
An injured Ukrainian soldier lies on a bed inside a special medical bus during an evacuation carried out by volunteers from the Hospital paramedics organization in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. (Evgeniy Maloletka/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
Volunteer military medics, codenamed Nikita and Polka, dressed in national clothing, share a kiss during their wedding ceremony at their frontline position in Donetsk region, Ukraine, Thursday, June 29, 2023. (Libkos /)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
A woman walks among destroyed Russian tanks in Bucha, on the outskirts of kyiv, Ukraine, on Sunday, April 3, 2022. (Rodrigo Abd/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
A Ukrainian soldier reacts while receiving an injection during an evacuation of wounded soldiers participating in the counteroffensive, in a region near the reclaimed village of Shchurove, Ukraine, on Sunday, September 25, 2022. (Leo Correa/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
The body of a woman who died after a Russian attack in a residential area lies on a bed surrounded by rubble in Uman, in central Ukraine, on Friday, April 28, 2023. (Bernat Armangue/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
Women stand next to a car as smoke rises into the air in the background after a shelling in Odessa, Ukraine, on Sunday, April 3, 2022. (Petros Giannakouris/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
Ruslan Mishanin, 36, right, says goodbye to his nine-year-old daughter as the train with his family leaves for Poland, at the Odesa train station, Monday, April 4, 2022. (Petros Giannakouris/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
Lifeless bodies of men massacred by Russian troops, some with their hands tied behind their backs, lie on the ground in Bucha, Ukraine, on Sunday, April 3, 2022. (VADIM GHIRDA/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
Elena walks towards the body of her dead husband Alexey, who died during a bombardment in Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine, on Thursday, May 26, 2022. (Bernat Armangue/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
The remains of the victims and the fragments of a Russian military helicopter can be seen near Makariv, near kyiv, Ukraine, on Saturday, April 9, 2022. (Efrem Lukatsky/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
An elderly patient boards an MSF (Doctors Without Borders) medical evacuation train at the Pokrovsk train station, in eastern Ukraine, on Sunday, May 29, 2022. (Francisco Seco/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
Local resident Tetiana holds her pets, Tsatsa and Chunya, as she stands inside her house that was flooded after the Kakhovka dam burst overnight, in Kherson, Ukraine, Tuesday, June 6, 2023. (Evgeniy Maloletka/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
Young cadets sing the national anthem during a graduation ceremony at a cadet high school in kyiv, Ukraine, on Tuesday, June 13, 2023. (Efrem Lukatsky/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
Hospital staff care for orphaned children in the maternity ward of the regional children’s hospital in Kherson, southern Ukraine, on Tuesday, November 22, 2022. (Bernat Armangue/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
Anton Gladun, 22, lies in his bed at Third City Hospital, in Cherkasy, Ukraine, Thursday, May 5, 2022. Anton, a military medic deployed to the front lines in eastern Ukraine, lost both legs and the left arm due to a mine explosion on March 27. (Emilio Morenatti/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
A woman walks through anti-tank barricades set up on a street in preparation for a possible Russian offensive, in Odessa, on Thursday, March 24, 2022. (Petros Giannakouris/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
Halyna Falko, 52, speaks to journalists as she watches the destruction caused by a Russian attack inside her home near Brovary, on the outskirts of Kiev, Ukraine, on Monday, March 28, 2022. (Rodrigo Abd/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
A car is parked under a tree in the partially abandoned city of Chernobyl, Ukraine, on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. (Francisco Seco/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
Family and friends attend the funeral ceremony for Liza, a 4-year-old girl killed in a Russian attack, in Vinnytsia, Ukraine, Sunday, July 17, 2022. Wearing a flowered blue denim jacket, Liza was among 23 people killed, including two children ages 7 and 8, in the missile attack. Her mother, Iryna Dmytrieva, was among the dozens injured. (Ephrem Lukatsky/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
A child looks at a building destroyed during attacks on the outskirts of Irpin, kyiv, Ukraine, on Monday, May 30, 2022. (Natacha Pisarenko/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
A man runs while recovering items from a burning store after a Russian attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Friday, March 25, 2022. (Felipe Dana/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
Residents stand on the metro in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Thursday, May 19, 2022. Although the shelling in Kharkiv has subsided and the metro is expected to run early next week, some residents still they use it as a temporary bomb shelter. (Bernat Armangue/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
Ukrainian soldiers in a position near the border with Belarus, Ukraine, on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. (Daniel Cole /)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
A Ukrainian military walks along the road near the village of Oskil, Ukraine, on Thursday, October 6, 2022. (Francisco Seco/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
Mourners gather over the body of Vladyslav Bondarenko, 26, during his funeral in Kozyntsi, near Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, March 6, 2023. Bondarenko, a paratrooper with the airmobile brigade, died near Bakhmut on March 26. February 2023. (thibault camus/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
Ukrainian soldiers fire artillery at Russian positions near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, on Sunday, November 20, 2022. (Libkos /)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
Ukrainian soldiers cover their ears to protect themselves from the shelling of Russian tanks in a shelter on the front line in the Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine, on Sunday, July 2, 2023. (Libkos /)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
A resident searches for his belongings in an apartment building destroyed during fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces in Borodyanka, Ukraine, on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. (Vadim Ghirda/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
A woman watches how soldiers from the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) enter a building during an operation to arrest suspected Russian collaborators in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Thursday, April 14, 2022. (Felipe Dana/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
A cemetery illuminated by the light of the afternoon sun near Lviv, Ukraine, on Sunday, July 2, 2023. (Jae C. Hong/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
A Ukrainian soldier watches a soccer ball during a match in Irpin, on the outskirts of kyiv, Ukraine, on Saturday, April 2, 2022. (Rodrigo Abd/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
The bodies of 11 Russian soldiers lay in the village of Vilkhivka, recently retaken by Ukrainian forces near Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Monday, May 9, 2022. (Felipe Dana/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
Nila Zelinska holds a doll belonging to her granddaughter, which she was able to find in her destroyed home on the outskirts of Potashnya, Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Zelinska has just returned to her hometown after escaping the war and discover that he is homeless. (Natasha Pisarenko/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
Ukrainians crowd under a destroyed bridge as they try to flee across the Irpin river on the outskirts of kyiv, Ukraine, on Saturday, March 5, 2022. (Emilio Morenatti/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
Cadets practice with gas masks during a lesson in a bomb shelter on the first day of school at a cadet high school in Kiev, Ukraine, on September 1, 2022. (Efrem Lukatsky/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
The lifeless body of a man with his hands tied behind his back lies on the ground in Bucha, Ukraine, on Sunday, April 3, 2022. (Vadim Ghirda/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
The bodies are placed in a mass grave on the outskirts of Mariupol, Ukraine, on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. (Evgeniy Maloletka /)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
A girl holds her dog as she says goodbye to her grandparents from an evacuation train that left Pokrovsk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, for a safer part of the country to the west. (David Goldman/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
Ukrainian emergency workers and police officers evacuate injured pregnant woman Iryna Kalinina, 32, from a maternity hospital damaged by a Russian airstrike in Mariupol, Ukraine, on March 9, 2022. “Kill me now!” she screamed, as they fought to save her life at another hospital even closer to the front line. The baby was stillborn and half an hour later, Iryna also died. (Evgeniy Maloletka/)
Russia's war in Ukraine reaches 500-day mark
Workers of a funeral home carry a coffin with an unidentified civilian body, who died on the territory of the Bucha community during the Russian occupation period in February-March 2022, during a funeral in Bucha, near Kiev, Ukraine, on Friday, September 2, 2022. (Emilio Morenatti /)

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