As Russian forces bear down on Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities and regions, many people have fled for safety in the face of “full-scale war”.
As Ukraine bans men between 18 and 60 from leaving the country, there are those who have been forced to say goodbye to loved ones and to stay to fight the invading Russian army.
Others packed up their belongings, including pets, and piled into trains and cars out of the country.
The unfolding crisis has torn families apart as they depart, although it has also reunited others across borders. Powerful pictures show fathers saying goodbye to their partners and children while others show people reunited with loved ones in neighbouring Poland and Hungary.
Vlad, 28, hands his son Danya, 2, to the child's mother Tatiana, 26, as they say goodbye before she leaves Kyiv.
A video that has been seen by millions on Twitter, shows an emotional man believed to be sending his child away to safety.
People flocked to train stations. Here a woman carries a child as they leave Kramatorsk, in the Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine.
A boy looks out of a train window as it departs in Kramatorsk, in the Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine.
A woman, holding a small dog, arrives in Poland after fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Some were forced to walk miles to safety. These people are crossing the Hungarian-Ukrainian border, in Barabas, Hungary.
There was relief for those who made it to safety. A women hugs another women at the border crossing in Medyka, southeastern Poland.
A woman holds her baby as she gets on a bus leaving Kyiv
A young boy waves to a relative after coming off a train that carried 275 people to Zahony, Hungary, a border town with Ukraine.
A woman cries after crossing the border from Ukraine at the Romanian-Ukrainian border, in Sighetu Marmatiei, Romania.
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