War in Ukraine; Through Photos



The Russian invasion of Ukraine has now spanned 50 days. It is no longer just a war, but a planned genocide and slaughter of Ukrainian people. As you look through these photos from the first weeks of the war, remember how many families have been shattered; parents, siblings, sons and daughters, friends lost. Millions have been displaced form their homes, and thousands continue to live under the sound of falling bombs, air-raid sirens, or spending days in bomb shelters. 

Ukrainian soldiers, first aid responders, and volunteers need your help in collecting money for aiding Ukraine for protective gear, medical supplies, and humanitarian aid. Please consider donating to https://www.518ukrainians.com/aid-ukraine . Help save Ukrainian lives, Slava Ukraini! 

-Solomiia Valihunda, Shaker High School student and Lead Web Manager of the Shaker Bison




From the National Guard of Ukraine; “’This is a shelter in a specialized orphanage in the city of Kropyvnytskyi in Ukraine. All the children there are orphans. Many are sick….”.

First responders carrying out a wounded resident after direct shelling of a residential building in Kyiv on March 14th, 2022. (Getty Images)

Residential building aflame after Russian shelling in Kyiv. (State Emergency Service of Ukraine)

Example of the movement to preserve cultural objects in Lviv’s town square. (Getty Images)

Mariupol’ Drama Theater sheltered over 1000 people including women, children and the elderly. The ground surrounding the building was inscribed with “Children” in huge letters so that it could be seen from the sky. That did not dissuade Russian bombers from leveling the theater to the ground. It is estimated that over 300 people were killed as a result of the Russian attack. (Maxar Satellite image, witness photos)

Ukrainian firefighters at a shelling sight in Kyiv after the Russian bombardment of another residential building .(State Emergency Service of Ukraine)

Ukrainians forced to flee from their homes  on an evacuation train from Poltava to Lviv. (photo source unknown)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky attends Ministry of Internal Affairs drills in Kherson, Ukraine, on Saturday, February 12. (AP photo/ Ukrainian Presidential Press Office)

A mother and father say goodbye to their daughter before going off to defend their land. (Armed Forces of Ukraine)


An elderly woman being evacuated after the a bomb destroyed her building. (State Emergency Service of Ukraine)

Bodies in Mariupol are placed in mass graves as Russian destruction of the city continues. 80-90% of the city has been destroyed; the death toll is in the thousands. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

“A lot of locals are out there standing up for their own land” -Enerhodar mayor Dmytro Orlov says. (photo source unknown)

Andrei Kulik tries to comfort a dog refusing to move after a neighborhood was bombed in Irpin, Ukraine. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

View of the front lines near Irpin, Ukraine. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

Thousands in Kharkiv, Ukraine rally together in the face of Russian invasion and attacks, showing the true spirit of Ukrainian patriotism.