Updated Mar 15, 2022 - World

In photos: Ukraine after 20 days of Russian attacks

Firefighters try to extinguish a fire after a residential building hit by a Russian attack in Kyiv, Ukraine on March 15.
Firefighters try to extinguish a fire at one of two residential buildings hit by Russian airstrikes that killed at least two people in Kyiv, Ukraine, on March 15. Photo: State Emergency Service of Ukraine/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Ukrainian officials said Russian airstrikes on a Kyiv residential area killed at least two people, as large explosions rocked the capital and intense battles were reported across Ukraine on Tuesday, the 20th day of Russia's military invasion.

The big picture: Almost all of Russia's military offensives were stalling and despite launching over 900 missiles Russian forces did not have full air superiority, with Ukraine's airspace remaining contested, a U.S. defense official told AP. But 20 days of bombardment has caused widespread destruction across Ukraine.

Multispectral imagery view of fires burning in residential area of Mariupol, Ukraine.
Multispectral imagery of fires burning in a residential area in the besieged port city of Mariupol. Photo: Maxar Technologies
Residents on a balcony in an apartment building hit by a shell from the Russian army in one of the dormitory districts of Kyiv, capital of Ukraine, on March 14.
Residents on a balcony in an apartment building hit by a shell from Russian forces in Kyiv on March 14. Photo: Yevhen Kotenko/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Firemen work to clear the rubble and extinguish a fire by a heavily damaged building after a Russian rocket exploded just outside it in Ukraine's second city Kharkiv on March 14.
Firefighters work to clear rubble and extinguish a fire by a heavily damaged building after a Russian rocket exploded just outside Ukraine's second city, Kharkiv on March 14. Photo: Sergey Bobok/AFP via Getty Images
A woman carries a television from a residential apartment block that was hit by Russian shelling on March 14, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine.
A woman leaving a residential apartment block that was hit by Russian shelling on March 14, 2022 in Kyiv. Photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images
A man looks on at the damaged to apartment building, caused by what Kyiv officials call a Russian bombardment, in the Obolon neighborhood of Irpin, Ukraine, Monday, March 14.
A man on March 14 near an apartment building in the Obolon neighborhood of Irpin that was bombed by Russian forces. Photo: Marcus Yan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
 A Ukrainian soldier stands among debris from a damaged residential apartment block after a Russian rocket was shot down by Ukrainian air defences in Kyiv on March 14.
A Ukrainian soldier stands among debris from a damaged residential apartment block after a Russian rocket was shot down by Ukrainian air defenses in Kyiv on March 14. Photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

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Editor's note: This article has been updated with more details of the Russian strikes on Kyiv, including a photo of a bombed apartment building.

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