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This is an archive of wartime photos from Ukraine since February 2022. For a selection of photos available for free, non-commercial use, visit our Collection of War Photos.

Azov Brigade servicemen hold flares during the funeral of Nazar Hryntsevych, callsign “Grinka”, at a cemetery in Vinnytsia. Ukrainian defender of the Azov Brigade was killed on the battlefield fighting with Russian forces. June 2024.
Azov Brigade servicemen hold flares during the funeral of Nazar Hryntsevych, callsign “Grinka”, at a cemetery in Vinnytsia. Ukrainian defender of the Azov Brigade was killed on the battlefield fighting with Russian forces. June 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

Mariana Checheliuk, 24, a police officer from Mariupol, talks on the phone with her mother after she was returned from Russian captivity on May 31, 2024. The woman went through a cell in the Donetsk jail, a colony in Olenivka, a prison in Mariupol, as well as in the Russian Tahanroh.
Mariana Checheliuk, 24, a police officer from Mariupol, talks on the phone with her mother after she was returned from Russian captivity on May 31, 2024. The woman went through a cell in the Donetsk jail, a colony in Olenivka, a prison in Mariupol, as well as in the Russian Tahanroh.

By Valentyn Ogirenko / Reuters

Injured military veterans participate in the qualifying competition to join the Ukrainian national team for the Invictus Games 2025. Kyiv, May 31-June 1, 2024.
Injured military veterans participate in the qualifying competition to join the Ukrainian national team for the Invictus Games 2025. Kyiv, May 31-June 1, 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

Injured military veterans participate in the qualifying competition to join the Ukrainian national team for the Invictus Games 2025. Kyiv, May 31-June 1, 2024.
Injured military veterans participate in the qualifying competition to join the Ukrainian national team for the Invictus Games 2025. Kyiv, May 31-June 1, 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

Ukrainian forces fire from a tank at the positions of Russian troops.
Ukrainian forces fire from a tank at the positions of Russian troops.

Photo from the 24th Separate Mechanized Brigade named after King Danylo

A concrete bridge damaged by Russian shelling fell on a railway wagon in Lyman, the Donetsk region. A Kharkiv artist turned this scene into a piece of street art. “Concrete crumbles against our steel…” says the author’s inscription.
A concrete bridge damaged by Russian shelling fell on a railway wagon in Lyman, the Donetsk region. A Kharkiv artist turned this scene into a piece of street art. “Concrete crumbles against our steel…” says the author’s inscription.

By Gamlet Zinkivskyi

People who have fled from different areas of the Kharkiv region wait in a queue to be registered at an evacuation point in Kharkiv. In May 2024, Russian troops started a new offensive in the region.
People who have fled from different areas of the Kharkiv region wait in a queue to be registered at an evacuation point in Kharkiv. In May 2024, Russian troops started a new offensive in the region.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

The evacuation of the animal shelter from Vovchansk in the Kharkiv region. This shelter is home to approximately 120 residents. Due to increased Russian shelling, the shelter was relocated to preserve the lives of innocent animals.
The evacuation of the animal shelter from Vovchansk in the Kharkiv region. This shelter is home to approximately 120 residents. Due to increased Russian shelling, the shelter was relocated to preserve the lives of innocent animals.

By Konstantyn & Vlada Liberov

The evacuation of the animal shelter from Vovchansk in the Kharkiv region. This shelter is home to approximately 120 residents. Due to increased Russian shelling, the shelter was relocated to preserve the lives of innocent animals.
The evacuation of the animal shelter from Vovchansk in the Kharkiv region. This shelter is home to approximately 120 residents. Due to increased Russian shelling, the shelter was relocated to preserve the lives of innocent animals.

By Konstantyn & Vlada Liberov

Ukraine has returned home 75 more citizens from Russia’s captivity. Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard, the Border Guard Service, and four civilians are among them. May 31, 2024.
Ukraine has returned home 75 more citizens from Russia’s captivity. Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard, the Border Guard Service, and four civilians are among them. May 31, 2024.

Photo from Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine

On May 22, 2024, Russian forces shelled the Shevchenkivskyi district in Kharkiv. At least ten people were injured, including a bus driver who was hospitalized.
On May 22, 2024, Russian forces shelled the Shevchenkivskyi district in Kharkiv. At least ten people were injured, including a bus driver who was hospitalized.

Photo from Ihor Terekhov, Mayor of Kharkiv

A woman cries next to the body of her dead relative. A 38-year-old man was killed by the Russian missile attack on the village of Korotychi, the Kharkiv region. May 14, 2024.
A woman cries next to the body of her dead relative. A 38-year-old man was killed by the Russian missile attack on the village of Korotychi, the Kharkiv region. May 14, 2024.

By Valeriia Yemets / Suspilne Kharkiv

A woman hugs a Ukrainian military veteran with amputation before a race at the annual running event Kyiv Unbroken Half Marathon. April 2024.
A woman hugs a Ukrainian military veteran with amputation before a race at the annual running event Kyiv Unbroken Half Marathon. April 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

Ukrainian soldiers are holding the defense line in the town of Toretsk, the Donetsk region, while fighting Russian forces back. May 2024.
Ukrainian soldiers are holding the defense line in the town of Toretsk, the Donetsk region, while fighting Russian forces back. May 2024.

By Serhii Korovayny for the Wall Street Journal

Ukrainians gather on Orthodox Easter outside the Church of the Ascension, which was destroyed during the Russian occupation in the spring of 2022, in the village of Lukashivka, the Chernihiv region. May 5, 2024.
Ukrainians gather on Orthodox Easter outside the Church of the Ascension, which was destroyed during the Russian occupation in the spring of 2022, in the village of Lukashivka, the Chernihiv region. May 5, 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

A 75-year-old Ukrainian Anatolii Staroselets was wounded by a Russian-guided air bomb attack on Derhachi. May 2, 2024, the Kharkiv region.
A 75-year-old Ukrainian Anatolii Staroselets was wounded by a Russian-guided air bomb attack on Derhachi. May 2, 2024, the Kharkiv region.

By Viacheslav Madiievskyi / Ukrinform

On May 2, 2024, Russia hit the “Nova Poshta” postal terminal in Odesa with missiles. Approximately 904 shipments worth ₴3 million were destroyed. The employees hid in the bomb shelter on time and were not harmed.
On May 2, 2024, Russia hit the “Nova Poshta” postal terminal in Odesa with missiles. Approximately 904 shipments worth ₴3 million were destroyed. The employees hid in the bomb shelter on time and were not harmed.

Photo from the “Nova Poshta” postal operator / Facebook

Residents of the frontline areas of the Donetsk region have their eyesight checked and receive consultations from an ophthalmologist of the volunteer medical mission. Due to constant Russian shellings, local hospitals can’t temporarily provide medical services. April 2024.
Residents of the frontline areas of the Donetsk region have their eyesight checked and receive consultations from an ophthalmologist of the volunteer medical mission. Due to constant Russian shellings, local hospitals can’t temporarily provide medical services. April 2024.

By Mykhailo Palinchak

The work of military medics who are saving the lives of Ukrainian defenders whenever they need to: at night, during the battles, or under the shelling.
The work of military medics who are saving the lives of Ukrainian defenders whenever they need to: at night, during the battles, or under the shelling.

By Serhii Korovayny for the Wall Street Journal

The work of military medics who are saving the lives of Ukrainian defenders whenever they need to: at night, during the battles, or under the shelling.
The work of military medics who are saving the lives of Ukrainian defenders whenever they need to: at night, during the battles, or under the shelling.

By Serhii Korovayny for the Wall Street Journal

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