As Russian missiles hit their towns and tanks roll by way of their streets, many Ukrainians have been forced to flee their homeland.
In an exodus that's unparalleled in current European historical past, greater than 1.2 million Ukrainians have sought sanctuary in neighboring nations for the reason that Russian invasion started final week, UN Excessive Commissioner of Refugees Filippo Grandi mentioned Friday.
However many others have stayed to fight.
Ukraine's authorities has enacted martial law and required males ages 18 to 60 to stay within the nation with a purpose to defend it towards the Russian assault.
That has led to heartbreaking scenes at practice and bus stations throughout the nation as kids say goodbye to their fathers and wives bid farewell to their husbands.