Updated Feb 25, 2022 - World

In photos: How Russia's attack is unfolding in Ukraine

A man mourns near a body as airstrike damages an apartment complex outside of Kharkiv, Ukraine on February 24.
A man walks near airstrike damage to an apartment complex on Feb. 24 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Photo: Wolfgang Schwan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

As Ukraine mobilizes to fight off Russian forces, Ukrainians are struggling to seek safety and, if able and allowed, rushing to evacuate under martial law.

The big picture: The Russian military's large-scale invasion has already killed dozens of civilians in Ukraine and at least 137 Ukrainian soldiers. About 100,000 Ukrainians have fled their homes as of this evening, according to the United Nations.

Firefighters work at a damaged residential building at Koshytsa Street, a suburb of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, where a military shell allegedly hit, on February 25
Firefighters work at a damaged residential building in Kyiv on Feb. 25 following a blast. Photo: Genya Savilov/AFP via Getty Images
People hide in a bomb shelter in Kyiv in the early hours of February 25.
People in a Kyiv bomb shelter on Feb. 25. Photo: Sergei Chuzavkov/AFP via Getty Images
Ukrainian military vehicles move past Independence square in central Kyiv on Feb. 24.
Ukrainian military vehicles move past Independence Square in central Kyiv on Feb. 24. Air raid sirens rang out in downtown Kyiv as cities across Ukraine were hit with what Ukrainian officials said were Russian missile strikes and artillery. Photo: Daniel Leal/AFP via Getty Images
Photo of two people huddling against a wall with a small white dog held between them
People shelter with their dog in a subway station before curfew comes into effect on Feb. 24 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Photo: Chris McGrath via Getty Images
Photo of huge billows of smoke rising from a residential street
A local resident walks in a street as smoke rises near the town of Hostomel and the Antonov Airport in northwest Kyiv on Feb. 24. Russian and Ukrainian forces are battling for control of an airbase on the northern outskirts of Kyiv, a senior Ukrainian officer said. Photo: Daniel Leal/AFP via Getty Images
Photo of people crowding at the entrance of a bus
People board a bus as they attempt to evacuate Kyiv on Feb. 24. Photo: Pierre Crom via Getty Images
Photo of a street area destroyed by a shell
A cordoned-off area around the remains of a shell in a street in Kyiv on Feb. 24. Photo: Sergei Supinsky/AFP via Getty Images
Photo of a man preparing military tactical gear in his room
Reservist Anton Lytvyn, 28, packs his military equipment at his house after he is called up to active duty on Feb. 23 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Photo: Chris McGrath via Getty Images

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Editor's note: This article has been updated with photos of Kyiv on Feb. 25.

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