Ukraine in Pictures: “When you attack us, you will see our faces, not our backs.”

In a video posted to Twitter on Saturday morning, President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine remained defiant. Appearing in front of the presidential residence in Kyiv, he said, “There’s a lot of fake news that I’m calling on the army to put down its arms and evacuate. Here’s how it is: I’m here. We are not putting down any arms. We will protect our country, because our weapons are our truth. The truth is that this is our land, our country, our children, and we will protect them all. That is it. That’s what I wanted to tell you. Glory to Ukraine.”
Emergency service workers carry an injured person near a damaged multi-storey residential building in southwest Kyiv. [State Emergency Services of Ukraine/Reuters TV via Reuters]
Medics and soldiers took cover as an air-raid siren sounded near an apartment building damaged by recent shelling in Kyiv on Saturday.
An apartment building damaged by shelling in Kyiv. [Gleb Garanich/Reuters]
A Ukrainian military position outside Kharkiv.
Ukrainian service members collect unexploded shells after fighting with Russians in the Ukrainian capital. [Sergei Supinsky/AFP]
The remnants of a downed aircraft in Kyiv.
People take shelter at a building basement while the sirens sound announcing new attacks in the city of Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022.
Volunteers, one holding an AK-47 rifle, protect a main road leading into Kyiv on February 25, 2022. – Ukrainian forces fought off Russian invaders in the streets of the capital Kyiv on February 25, 2022, as President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Moscow of targeting civilians and called for more international sanctions.
At the Siret crossing on the border of Romania and Ukraine on Saturday.Credit…Robert Ghement/EPA, via Shutterstock

Ukraine’s defense forces, outmanned and outgunned, waged a ferocious resistance to the Russian invasion on Saturday, battling to keep control of the capital, Kyiv, and other cities. There was intense street fighting, and bursts of gunfire and explosions could be heard across Kyiv.

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