Russian forces are on the transfer once more, attacking trenches and ruined cities underneath the hail of artillery shells, a full yr after they swept throughout Ukraine’s borders en masse.
Many Russian troops have been drafted solely months in the past and now combat alongside non-public army contractors and former convicts. They’ve bolstered an invasion that has left tens of hundreds of civilians and troopers lifeless at the same time as Ukrainian forces have stymied it many times by means of the primary yr of preventing.
After a scramble to defend itself final spring, Ukraine drove Russia from the outskirts of the capital, Kyiv. The summer season introduced vicious artillery preventing within the east, with Russia gaining floor solely at a grievous toll. Then, within the fall, Ukraine struck again in two areas directly, clawing again land in its south and sweeping throughout hundreds of miles in its northeast.
Now, after a winter of prolonged battles within the east, Ukraine is seeking to counterattack with new weapons from worldwide supporters.
For a yr, photographers with The New York Occasions and different information organizations have chronicled the war, capturing a slice of how troopers and civilians have skilled it. Our photographers say some photographs will never leave them.
This gallery incorporates graphic photographs.
A Ukrainian helicopter deploying countermeasure flares, after firing rockets throughout a fight mission in jap Ukraine.
Ukrainian troopers from the self-propelled artillery division of the seventeenth Tank Brigade firing towards a Russian infantry place close to Bakhmut, on March 3, 2023.
Kids from a household evacuated from Kramatorsk, Ukraine, consuming a meal supplied by an NGO, Save Ukraine, at a processing middle within the metropolis of Pokrovsk, earlier than being relocated to the capital, Kyiv, on March 1, 2023.
Residents eradicating rubble from inside a college that was bombed by Russian forces in a single day in Kramatorsk, within the Donetsk area of jap Ukraine, on March 6, 2023.
A Ukrainian soldier from the 79th Air Assault Brigade taking cowl from incoming bombing within the contested space of Marinka in jap Ukraine on Feb. 26, 2023. This place is lower than much less 1 / 4 mile from Russians.
Viktor, 73, and Lyudmila, 67, giving their info at a processing middle in Pokrovsk, Ukraine, after volunteers evacuated them from Chasiv Yar on March 1, 2023.
Ukrainian troops in a trench in jap Ukraine, lower than a quarter-mile from Russian fighters on Feb. 26, 2023.
Ukrainian troopers on high of a tank heading towards the entrance line close to Bakhmut on March 5, 2023.
Members of the family on the funeral of a Ukrainian soldier, Ihor Dyukarev, 24, who was killed in preventing within the Luhansk area, on the cemetery in Bucha, Ukraine, on Feb. 25, 2023.
Members of the bottom crew from the 18th Sikorsky Military Aviation Brigade resupplying a fight helicopter with rockets earlier than a mission in jap Ukraine, on Feb. 25, 2023.
Volunteers serving to residents of the jap Ukrainian city of Chasiv Yar, close to the town of Bakhmut, the place Russia and Ukraine have fought since August, on March 1, 2023.
An residence constructing destroyed by an artillery strike in Chasiv Yar, close to Bakhmut in jap Ukraine, on March 5, 2023.
Members of the crew from the 18th Sikorsky Military Aviation Brigade making ready a fight helicopter earlier than a fight mission in jap Ukraine, on Feb. 25, 2023.