While some Ukrainians flee shelling and occupation, those living beyond Russian lines do not believe civilians are being targeted.
“We are incredibly happy; we love our life, our country and this city."
Desperate civilians are taking any opportunity to leave, cramming into private cars or extortionate fees to get through checkpoints.
The journey from the relatively safe west of the country to the capital reveals destruction, determination and new hope.
A family describes the “hell” of days under Russian bombardment without water, fuel or contact with the outside world.
Hundreds of thousands of displaced people have been living in dire conditions for decades.
Civil society mobilises as western city becomes a hub for those displaced by the war.
The death of an IDP has reopened the debate on the dire conditions people originally from Abkhazia have been enduring for decades.
As war edges closer, distance from Russia and closeness to NATO member Poland provide the city with a sense of confidence.
Ordinary citizens turn to small acts of protest to show their defiance.