AP PHOTOS: In Ukraine, living in fear of death from above
A black-and-white wedding photo lay among wood scraps and other debris in the aftermath of an airstrike in Kramatorsk, testament to happier times.
A woman in Kharkiv knelt next to her husband’s body, surrounded by a pool of blood after he was killed by shelling.
Another in Soledar washed dishes by the light of a single lamp in a basement used as a bomb shelter.
Scenes from Ukraine captured by AP photographers this week showed that more than three months into the conflict, especially in the war-torn east, residents live in a world where death comes from above.
Homes and buildings are in ruins in cities and towns, from Borodyanka, where a boy pedaled a toy vehicle in the shadow of shattered apartment blocks, to Mariupol, where children walked amid the rubble on a street.
In Vilkhivka, near Kharkiv, a bomb lay unexploded in the grass next to a road.
In Povrovsk, a man wearing a bloody head bandage cupped his hands to his face in a hospital after he was wounded in a rocket attack.
And in Kramatorsk, a dog padded through a deserted central square, save for a gaggle of pigeons as air raid sirens blared.