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Business News/ Photos / Photos: A year of destruction, violence in Ukraine due to Russian invasion

Photos: A year of destruction, violence in Ukraine due to Russian invasion

It has been a year for the people of Ukraine to witness food shortage, violence, destruction, power outage, homelessness, and what not due to Russia's invasion. See photos of the struggle of Ukrainians amid Russia-Ukrain conflict

The Russian invasion of Ukraine completed one year on Friday. After the COVID pandemic Russia-Ukraine crisis wasn't limited to the two countries and affected the whole world, be it in terms of food crisis or fuel shortage. (AP)

1/15The Russian invasion of Ukraine completed one year on Friday. After the COVID pandemic Russia-Ukraine crisis wasn't limited to the two countries and affected the whole world, be it in terms of food crisis or fuel shortage. (AP)

The invasion that was supposed to end in days, has been continued for a year, and no one knows how long it would take for the Russia-Ukraine crisis to settle. Russia invaded Ukraine from North, East, and South on 24 February 2022.  (zelenskiy_official/instagram)

2/15The invasion that was supposed to end in days, has been continued for a year, and no one knows how long it would take for the Russia-Ukraine crisis to settle. Russia invaded Ukraine from North, East, and South on 24 February 2022.  (zelenskiy_official/instagram)

Within a couple of days, Vladimir Putin reached to Ukraine's two biggest cities, Kyiv and Kharkiv. Russia began performing intense shelling and missile attacks on the two cities. Russia also attacked Ukraine's port Odesa  (zelenskiy_official/instagram)

3/15Within a couple of days, Vladimir Putin reached to Ukraine's two biggest cities, Kyiv and Kharkiv. Russia began performing intense shelling and missile attacks on the two cities. Russia also attacked Ukraine's port Odesa  (zelenskiy_official/instagram)

Since one year of Russian invasion of Ukraine, civilian casualties passed 21,000 mark, with more than 8,000 dead and 13,287 people injured, according to UNESCO. (zelenskiy_official/instagram)

4/15Since one year of Russian invasion of Ukraine, civilian casualties passed 21,000 mark, with more than 8,000 dead and 13,287 people injured, according to UNESCO. (zelenskiy_official/instagram)

Not just humans, voiceless animals also had to bear the brunt of war in Ukraine. Many died without even sensing the danger in the country. Many are still wounded waiting to be rescued from war-torn region of Ukraine. (@MariaSlavaUA/Twitter)

5/15Not just humans, voiceless animals also had to bear the brunt of war in Ukraine. Many died without even sensing the danger in the country. Many are still wounded waiting to be rescued from war-torn region of Ukraine. (@MariaSlavaUA/Twitter)

A month later in March 2022, Russia took the control of Kherson region and began its attempt of forming a land bridge between Crimea and Donbas oblasts of Donets and Luhansk. Maximum number of civilians were killed in that month. Russian control of the region also led to a large number of migration of Ukrainians to other parts of the country. (zelenskiy_official/instagram)

6/15A month later in March 2022, Russia took the control of Kherson region and began its attempt of forming a land bridge between Crimea and Donbas oblasts of Donets and Luhansk. Maximum number of civilians were killed in that month. Russian control of the region also led to a large number of migration of Ukrainians to other parts of the country. (zelenskiy_official/instagram)

Children were among one of the worst affected victims of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Many were orphaned during the invasion. According to media reports, Russia also deported more than 5000 children since invasion. (zelenskiy_official/instagram)

7/15Children were among one of the worst affected victims of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Many were orphaned during the invasion. According to media reports, Russia also deported more than 5000 children since invasion. (zelenskiy_official/instagram)

Ukraine also witnessed one of the worst war crimes in Bucha, where Russian forces massacred the civilians and prisoners of war. The massacre was done during the fight for and occupation of the Ukranian city. (zelenskiy_official/instagram)

8/15Ukraine also witnessed one of the worst war crimes in Bucha, where Russian forces massacred the civilians and prisoners of war. The massacre was done during the fight for and occupation of the Ukranian city. (zelenskiy_official/instagram)

The video of the massacre emerged in April last year. According to media reports citing civilians statements, more than 400 people were killed in the city by Russian Armed Forces. (zelenskiy_official/instagram)

9/15The video of the massacre emerged in April last year. According to media reports citing civilians statements, more than 400 people were killed in the city by Russian Armed Forces. (zelenskiy_official/instagram)

Mariupol city was one of the worst affected in Ukraine due to Russian attack. More than 300 people were killed in a single attack by Russia on March 16. Common graves were created for the burial of the deceased victims in the city. (REUTERS)

10/15Mariupol city was one of the worst affected in Ukraine due to Russian attack. More than 300 people were killed in a single attack by Russia on March 16. Common graves were created for the burial of the deceased victims in the city. (REUTERS)

Several buildings were destroyed due to Russia's attack. One such theatre building was destroyed in an aerial attack by Russian forces in the course of Russia-Ukraine conflict in Mariupol, Russian-controlled Ukraine. (REUTERS)

11/15Several buildings were destroyed due to Russia's attack. One such theatre building was destroyed in an aerial attack by Russian forces in the course of Russia-Ukraine conflict in Mariupol, Russian-controlled Ukraine. (REUTERS)

The daunting task of standing against the world's fifth largest military force on war zone wouldn't have been possible for Ukraine without West's support. USA, UK and several other nations came forward to supply defence equipment to Ukraine to strengthen its force in the ongoing conflict. (AP)

12/15The daunting task of standing against the world's fifth largest military force on war zone wouldn't have been possible for Ukraine without West's support. USA, UK and several other nations came forward to supply defence equipment to Ukraine to strengthen its force in the ongoing conflict. (AP)

Ukraine's power outage added on to the woes of its medical workforce which is engaged day and night in the treatment of war victims and Ukraine soldiers. Several hospitals also ran out of electricity due to power outage after Russian attacks. (AP)

13/15Ukraine's power outage added on to the woes of its medical workforce which is engaged day and night in the treatment of war victims and Ukraine soldiers. Several hospitals also ran out of electricity due to power outage after Russian attacks. (AP)

Fight against Russian invasion worsened, when Russia began attacking Ukrainian power plants and power grids. Several cities were left under darkness after Moscow's attack on their power grid systems. (AP)

14/15Fight against Russian invasion worsened, when Russia began attacking Ukrainian power plants and power grids. Several cities were left under darkness after Moscow's attack on their power grid systems. (AP)

Even after a year of devastation, Ukraine's struggle to maintain its sovereignty and save its land from Russian invasion continues. As of now, Moscow has given no hint of ending the war. (AP)

15/15Even after a year of devastation, Ukraine's struggle to maintain its sovereignty and save its land from Russian invasion continues. As of now, Moscow has given no hint of ending the war. (AP)

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