Photos Show What Russia's Invasion Of Ukraine Looks Like Right Now

Russia has launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, jeopardizing the lives and safety of millions.

Early Thursday morning, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, with airstrikes reported in several cities, and Russian tanks and troops seen entering the country.

After weeks of buildup and the failure of high-level diplomatic talks, Russia targeted military sites, killing more than 40 soldiers so far. There were also civilian casualties, including a boy who was killed in the shelling of an apartment building. Ukrainian citizens stocked up on cash, gas, and other essentials, with long lines forming in traffic and at the train station as people attempted to leave the capital of Kyiv. The US and NATO have responded with a round of sanctions against Russia.

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People look at the damage following a rocket attack the city of Kyiv, Ukraine, Feb. 25, 2022.

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Police officers inspect the area after an apparent Russian strike in Kyiv, Feb. 24, 2022.

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A Ukrainian firefighter walks between at fragments of a downed aircraft seen in in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. It was unclear what aicraft crashed and what brought it down amid the Russian invasion in Ukraine.

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Smoke rises from an air defense base in the aftermath of an apparent Russian strike in Mariupol, Ukraine, Feb. 24, 2022.

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The consequences of shelling by Russian troops are seen in a residential area in Piatykhatky, Kharkiv, northeastern Ukraine.

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Emergency unit staff treat an injured man after bombings on the eastern Ukraine town of Chuguiv on Feb. 24, 2022.

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An armored vehicle drives on a street in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, Feb. 24, 2022.

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Servicemen of the Ukrainian National Guard take positions in central Kyiv, Ukraine February 25, 2022.

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Trucks of the Ukrainian Armed Forces transport armored vehicles in the Kyiv region, Feb. 24, 2022.

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Traffic jams are seen as people leave the city of Kyiv, Feb. 24, 2022.

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Local residents wait to buy water at a store during a water outage in Kyiv, Feb. 24, 2022.

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A woman trying to leave Kyiv waits for a train, Feb. 24, 2022.

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A woman and child peer out the window of a bus as they leave Sievierodonetsk, the Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine, Feb. 24, 2022.

A woman pinches her forehead while on the phone while her daughter lies next to her, surrounded by luggage on the floor of train station
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A woman waits with her daughter for a train as they try to leave Kyiv, Feb. 24, 2022.

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A man watches news about Russia’s attack and invasion of Ukraine in a restaurant in Reshetylivka, Ukraine, Feb. 24, 2022.

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Ukrainian service members get ready to repel an attack in Ukraine's Luhansk region on Feb. 24, 2022.

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Ukrainians wait to buy gas near Boguslav, Ukraine, on Feb. 24, 2022.

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A man watches as President Volodymyr Zelensky delivers a televised address to Russians on Feb. 23.

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Civilians go about their daily lives following early-morning explosions on Feb. 24, 2022, in Kramatorsk, Ukraine. President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in Ukraine earlier in the day.

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A couple hugs in central Kyiv on Feb. 24, 2022.

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Video screens, which typically show advertisements, alternate between the Ukrainian flag and a call to join the territorial defenses on the drive into Kyiv on February 24, 2022.