100 days in pictures


The 100 days since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine have seen Europe destabilised, the global economy weakened and the world order turned upside down.

Black smoke rises from a military airport in Chuguyev near Kharkiv on February 24, 2022. - Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a military operation in Ukraine today with explosions heard soon after across the country and its foreign minister warning a "full-scale invasion" was underway. ARIS MESSINIS / AFP

A man uses a carpet to cover a body stretched out on the ground after bombings on the eastern Ukrainian town of Chuguiv on February 24, 2022. ARIS MESSINIS / AFP

The body of a Russian serviceman lies near destroyed Russian military vehicles on the roadside on the outskirts of Kharkiv on February 26, 2022. SERGEY BOBOK / AFP

Smoke rises from a Russian tank destroyed by Ukrainian forces, on the side of a road in Lugansk region on February 26, 2022. ANATOLII STEPANOV / AFP

A woman takes a rest after crossing a destroyed bridge as she evacuates from the city of Irpin, northwest of Kyiv, on March 7, 2022. DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP

A woman learns how to use an AK-47 assault rifle during a civilian self-defence course in the outskirts of Lviv, western Ukraine, on March 4, 2022. DANIEL LEAL / AFP

People crowd a train platform as an officer boards women and children first on an evacuation train at the central train station in Odessa on March 7, 2022. BULENT KILIC / AFP

An Ukrainian serviceman takes cover as people evacuate the city of Irpin on March 13, 2022. ARIS MESSINIS / AFP

Pregnant women walk in a basement of maternity hospital as sirens warning for air raids in Mykolaiv, on March 14, 2022. BULENT KILIC / AFP

Families walk on a platform to board a train at Kramatorsk central station as they flee the eastern city of Kramatorsk, in the Donbass region on April 5, 2022. FADEL SENNA / AFP

A couple react at a platform at Kyiv central train station as an evacuation train leaves Kyiv on February 28, 2022. DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP

A father puts his hand on the window as he says goodbye to his daughter in front of an evacuation train at the central train station in Odessa on March 7, 2022. BULENT KILIC / AFP

TOPSHOT - A man flees with his belongings as fire engulfs a vehicle and building following artillery fire on the 30th day of the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces, in the northeastern city of Kharkiv on March 25, 2022. ARIS MESSINIS / AFP

A woman reacts as she stands outside destroyed apartment blocks following shelling in the northwestern Obolon district of Kyiv on March 14, 2022. ARIS MESSINIS / AFP

Vera Tsyghanova, 76, smokes a cigarette in front of her house, which was damaged in an aerial bombing in the city of Irpin, northwest of Kyiv on March 13, 2022. DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP

This aerial picture shows burned Russian armoured vehicles in the outskirts of Kyiv, on April 1, 2022, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP

In this photo taken on April 2, 2022, bodies of civilians lie on Yablunska street in Bucha, northwest of Kyiv, after the Russian army pulled back from the city. RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP

(1) The body of Mykhailo Romaniuk, 58, lies next to his bicycle on Yablunska street in Bucha, on April 2, 2022 - (2) Priests pray by body bags in a mass grave located in the grounds surrounding the St Andrew church in Bucha, on April 7, 2022 RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (C) speaks to media in the town of Bucha, northwest of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, on April 4, 2022. RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP

Crosses are seen through smoke in the cemetery of Mykolaiv, southern Ukraine, on March 21, 2022. BULENT KILIC / AFP

Destroyed Russian armored vehicles line the street in the city of Bucha, west of Kyiv, on March 4, 2022. ARIS MESSINIS / AFP

Ukrainian soldiers shoot with assault rifles in a trench on the front line with Russian troops in Lugansk region on April 11, 2022. ANATOLII STEPANOV / AFP

Men walk past a residential building damaged in shelling the previous day, in the city of Chernihiv on March 4, 2022. DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP

A man walks with his bicycle across debris outside the destroyed Retroville shopping mall in a residential district, after a Russian attack on the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on March 21, 2022. ARIS MESSINIS / AFP

A Ukrainian policeman stands inside a school gymnasium, where according to residents, Russian soldiers were based, in the village of Vilkhivka after it was retaken by Ukrainian Army, near the eastern city of Kharkiv on May 13, 2022, on the 79th day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP

A woman mourns while visiting the grave of Stanislav Hvostov, 22, a Ukrainian serviceman killed during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in the military section of the Kharkiv cemetery number 18 in Bezlioudivka, eastern Ukraine on May 21, 2022. DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP