As Russian missiles hit their towns and tanks roll through their streets, many Ukrainians have been forced to flee their homeland.
In an exodus unparalleled in recent European history, more than 1.2 million Ukrainians have sought refuge in neighboring countries since Russia’s offensive began last week, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said on Friday.
But many are still left to fight.
Ukraine’s government has imposed martial law and requires men between the ages of 18 and 60 to stay in the country to defend it against Russian attacks.
That led to heartbreaking scenes of children saying goodbye to their fathers and wives bidding farewell to their husbands at train and bus stations across the country.