Civilians Take Cover as Russians Invade Kyiv
Thousands have fled, while those who remain scramble to stock up on essential supplies.
As Russia continues to attack Ukraine, the sound of air raid sirens and explosions in the capital Kyiv send people running to find refuge in basements and metro stations.
Thousands are leaving the city, heading towards the western regions and beyond – to Poland, Moldova, Romania and Hungary – while those who stay are stocking up on supplies.
Queues at cash machines and petrol stations began in the early hours of February 24, shortly after the Russian invasion began.
Thousands of Ukrainians are said to have already left the country and the United Nations refugee agency said that as many as 100,000 are internally displaced after fleeing their homes in the wake of the Russian invasion.
It appealed to neighbouring countries to keep their borders open to people seeking a safe haven.
All photographs by Olga Kolonenko.
This publication was prepared under the “Ukraine Voices Project" implemented with the financial support of the UK's Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO).
This publication was prepared under the "Amplify, Verify, Engage (AVE) Project" implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway.