Photos: Russian attacks leave catastrophic scenes, as many flee or are displaced

Photos: Russian attacks leave catastrophic scenes, as many flee or are displaced

2:06pm Apr 04, 2022
April 3: A woman walks amid destroyed Russian tanks in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv.
April 3: A woman walks amid destroyed Russian tanks in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv.
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  • April 3: A woman walks amid destroyed Russian tanks in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv.

    April 3: A woman walks amid destroyed Russian tanks in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv.

    Rodrigo Abd / AP

  • April 3: A woman cries while waiting for food in the village of Motyzhyn, which sits just west of Kyiv and was, until recently, under Russian control.

    April 3: A woman cries while waiting for food in the village of Motyzhyn, which sits just west of Kyiv and was, until recently, under Russian control.

    Vadim Ghirda / AP

  • April 3: Smoke rises after an attack by Russian army in Odessa. Air strikes rocked the strategic Black Sea port early Sunday morning, according to an interior ministry official, after Kyiv had warned that Russia was trying to consolidate its troops in the

    April 3: Smoke rises after an attack by Russian army in Odessa. Air strikes rocked the strategic Black Sea port early Sunday morning, according to an interior ministry official, after Kyiv had warned that Russia was trying to consolidate

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  • April 4: Ukainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stands in the town of Bucha, northwest of Kyiv. Zelenskyy said Sunday that Russian leadership was responsible for civilian killings in Bucha, where bodies were found lying in the street after the town was re

    April 4: Ukainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stands in the town of Bucha, northwest of Kyiv. Zelenskyy said Sunday that Russian leadership was responsible for civilian killings in Bucha, where bodies were found lying in the street afte

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  • April 2: Yulia Dyrda (left) Victoria Pinul (center) and Alina Shchegulets (right), who were injured from Russian shelling, recover at a hospital in Chuhuiv, near Kharkiv in northeast Ukraine.

    April 2: Yulia Dyrda (left) Victoria Pinul (center) and Alina Shchegulets (right), who were injured from Russian shelling, recover at a hospital in Chuhuiv, near Kharkiv in northeast Ukraine.

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  • April 2: Rubble can be seen on a table and bed inside a house in Dmytrivka, a village in the Kyiv Oblast.

    April 2: Rubble can be seen on a table and bed inside a house in Dmytrivka, a village in the Kyiv Oblast.

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  • April 2: A man distributes toilet paper rolls as people wait for medicine and sanitary supplies after a convoy of military and aid vehicles arrived in the formerly Russian-occupied Kyiv suburb of Bucha.

    April 2: A man distributes toilet paper rolls as people wait for medicine and sanitary supplies after a convoy of military and aid vehicles arrived in the formerly Russian-occupied Kyiv suburb of Bucha.

    Vadim Ghirda / AP

  • April 3: A mass grave in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv. Ukrainian troops have found brutalized bodies and widespread destruction in the suburbs of Kyiv, sparking new calls for a war crimes investigation and new sanctions against Russia.

    April 3: A mass grave in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv. Ukrainian troops have found brutalized bodies and widespread destruction in the suburbs of Kyiv, sparking new calls for a war crimes investigation and new sanctions against Russia.

    Rodrigo Abd / AP

  • April 3: People react as they gather close to a mass grave in the town of Bucha, just northwest of Kyiv.

    April 3: People react as they gather close to a mass grave in the town of Bucha, just northwest of Kyiv.

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  • April 2: A corpse is seen by a burnt car on the road between Myla and Mriia, Kyiv region, Ukraine.

    April 2: A corpse is seen by a burnt car on the road between Myla and Mriia, Kyiv region, Ukraine.

    Alexey Furman / Getty Images

  • April 2: A Ukrainian serviceman walks next to a fighting vehicle outside Kyiv.

    April 2: A Ukrainian serviceman walks next to a fighting vehicle outside Kyiv.

    Vadim Ghirda / AP

  • April 2: A Ukrainian serviceman walks by an Antonov An-225 Mriya aircraft destroyed during fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces on the Antonov airport in Hostomel, Ukraine. At the entrance to the airport, Ukrainian troops manned their positions,

    April 2: A Ukrainian serviceman walks by an Antonov An-225 Mriya aircraft destroyed during fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces on the Antonov airport in Hostomel, Ukraine. At the entrance to the airport, Ukrainian troops manned

    Vadim Ghirda / AP

  • April 2: Ukrainian soldiers inspect a burnt Russian APC in Dmytrivka, in the Kyiv Oblast.

    April 2: Ukrainian soldiers inspect a burnt Russian APC in Dmytrivka, in the Kyiv Oblast.

    Alexey Furman / Getty Images

  • April 2: A woman walks next to a dead Russian soldier in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv. As Russian forces pull back from Ukraine's capital region, retreating troops are creating a "catastrophic" situation for civilians by leaving mines around homes, aba

    April 2: A woman walks next to a dead Russian soldier in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv. As Russian forces pull back from Ukraine's capital region, retreating troops are creating a "catastrophic" situation for civilians by leaving mines

    Rodrigo Abd / AP

  • April 2: A woman, left, mourns her husband, a soldier who died during fights with Russian troops, at a funeral in Mykolaiv.

    April 2: A woman, left, mourns her husband, a soldier who died during fights with Russian troops, at a funeral in Mykolaiv.

    Bulent Kilic / AFP via Getty Images

  • April 3: Family and friends recite the Ukrainian national anthem as they mourn Ukrainian soldier Dmitry Zhelisko during his burial in Rusyn, Ukraine. Zhelisko died fighting the Russian army near the city of Kharkiv.

    April 3: Family and friends recite the Ukrainian national anthem as they mourn Ukrainian soldier Dmitry Zhelisko during his burial in Rusyn, Ukraine. Zhelisko died fighting the Russian army near the city of Kharkiv.

    Joe Raedle / Getty Images

  • April 4: A man carries a little girl as he arrives with other families to board a train at Kramatorsk central station as they flee the eastern city of Kramatorsk, in the Donbas region, amid Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

    April 4: A man carries a little girl as he arrives with other families to board a train at Kramatorsk central station as they flee the eastern city of Kramatorsk, in the Donbas region, amid Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

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  • April 3: Families arrive at the main train station as they flee the eastern city of Kramatorsk, in the Donbas region.

    April 3: Families arrive at the main train station as they flee the eastern city of Kramatorsk, in the Donbas region.

    Fadel Senna / AFP via Getty Images

  • April 3: A man says goodbye before the train leaves the eastern city of Kramatorsk, in the Donbas region.

    April 3: A man says goodbye before the train leaves the eastern city of Kramatorsk, in the Donbas region.

    Fadel Senna / AFP via Getty Images

Editor's Note: Please be aware that some of the images in this story are graphic.

Russian troops are leaving scenes of devastation — flattened apartment buildings, mass graves and bodies lying in the streets — as they leave the area around Kyiv.

Millions are displaced, either finding refuge in Western countries, like Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova, or shelters in cities where the situation is less dire, like Lviv.

Here is what it looks like on the ground in Ukraine:

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