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TUESDAY March 8, 2022: 'COST of PEACE' by award winning Fotogramma photographer Carlo Cozzoli: Russia has launched a devastating attack on Ukraine, a European democracy of 44 million people, bombarding its cities and closing in on the capital, Kyiv, prompting a mass exodus of refugees. Putin has shattered peace in Europe and thrown the continent's entire security structure into jeopardy. The ''enemy'' is here. Ukraine now finds itself in a face-off with the Russian bear, its claws sharp, its teeth borne wide. How much hope remains for Ukraine? How much panic is now knocking at our door? Psychological warfare is key to Putin's toolbox. Propaganda, intimidation and demoralization: But this is nothing new. Ever since 2008, during the NATO Summit in Bucharest, he has led a campaign making territorial claims to Ukraine. Putin has made his move. Ukraine still has hope. But for how long, we cannot say. Welcome to: 'COST of PEACE'
© zReportage.com Story of the Week #829: TUESDAY March 8, 2022: 'COST of PEACE' by award winning Fotogramma photographer Carlo Cozzoli: Russia has launched a devastating attack on Ukraine, a European democracy of 44 million people, bombarding its cities and closing in on the capital, Kyiv, prompting a mass exodus of refugees. Putin has shattered peace in Europe and thrown the continent's entire security structure into jeopardy. The ''enemy'' is here. Ukraine now finds itself in a face-off with the Russian bear, its claws sharp, its teeth borne wide. How much hope remains for Ukraine? How much panic is now knocking at our door? Psychological warfare is key to Putin's toolbox. Propaganda, intimidation and demoralization: But this is nothing new. Ever since 2008, during the NATO Summit in Bucharest, he has led a campaign making territorial claims to Ukraine. Putin has made his move. Ukraine still has hope. But for how long, we cannot say. Welcome to: 'COST of PEACE'
A woman carries a young child and her belongings across the tracks at Lviv train station as refugees try to flee to Poland amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
© Carlo Cozzoli/Fotogramma/ROPI via ZUMA Press
Hundreds of refugees form a long line as people try to leave Ukraine for Poland amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Almost 2 million Ukrainian civilians have fled the the war torn country.
© Carlo Cozzoli/Fotogramma/ROPI via ZUMA Press
A woman with young child waves from a bus as refugees try to leave Ukraine amid he Russian invasion. The bus stopped at a checkpoint controlled by civilians helping the military near the Polish border.
© Carlo Cozzoli/Fotogramma/ROPI via ZUMA Press
Pointing a hand gun out of the window, a young Ukrainian girl learns how to use a pistol as part of the Ukrainian women's resistance against the Russian invasion.
© Carlo Cozzoli/Fotogramma/ROPI via ZUMA Press
A Ukrainian girl with red painted fingernails, learns how to use an automatic weapon as part of the Ukrainian women's resistance against the Russian invasion.
© Carlo Cozzoli/Fotogramma/ROPI via ZUMA Press
Young women listen during a lesson on using weapons in defense of Ukraine. The Ukrainian women's resistance prepare to defend against the Russian invasion.
© Carlo Cozzoli/Fotogramma/ROPI via ZUMA Press
A young Ukrainian girl learns how to use an automatic weapon as part of the Ukrainian women's resistance against the Russian invasion.
© Carlo Cozzoli/Fotogramma/ROPI via ZUMA Press
A young Ukrainian girl holding an a cellphone and a machine-gun, listens and learns how to use an automatic weapon as part of the Ukrainian women's resistance against the Russian invasion.
© Carlo Cozzoli/Fotogramma/ROPI via ZUMA Press
A young Ukrainian girl listens and learns how to use an automatic weapon as part of the Ukrainian women's resistance against the Russian invasion.
© Carlo Cozzoli/Fotogramma/ROPI via ZUMA Press
Refugees including young children, fleeing the fighting and head to the Polish border, pass a checkpoint controlled by civilians. Almost 2 million people have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion began.
© Carlo Cozzoli/Fotogramma/ROPI via ZUMA Press
Families with young children walk across the tracks at Lviv Train station, as people try to leave Ukraine amid the Russian invasion. Many refugees will spend the night at train station while trying to catch a train to Poland.
© Carlo Cozzoli/Fotogramma/ROPI via ZUMA Press
Refugees pack the train station in Lviv, as people try to leave Ukraine amid the Russian invasion. Many people will spend the night at the station while trying to catch a train to Poland and safety.
© Carlo Cozzoli/Fotogramma/ROPI via ZUMA Press
Ukrainian civilians, including women and children, help to prepare military equipment at a closed school which is set up as a small factory. The equipment they make will be used by Ukrainian Army during the war with Russian.
© Carlo Cozzoli/Fotogramma/ROPI via ZUMA Press
Ukrainian civilians, including women and children, help to prepare military equipment at a closed school. Everyone available works in any way they can to help the Ukrainian Army during the war with Russian.
© Carlo Cozzoli/Fotogramma/ROPI via ZUMA Press
Men make Molotov cocktails which will be used to defend against Russian attacks. A Molotov cocktail is a breakable glass bottle with a cloth rag 'fuse' containing a flammable substance such as petrol, alcohol, napalm-like mixture, the fuse is lit and its thrown by hand at the enemy.
© Carlo Cozzoli/Fotogramma/ROPI via ZUMA Press
Freshly made Molotov cocktails in a cardboard box will be used to defend against Russian attacks. A Molotov cocktail is a breakable glass bottle with a cloth rag 'fuse' containing a flammable substance such as petrol, alcohol, napalm-like mixture, the fuse is lit and its thrown by hand at the enemy.
© Carlo Cozzoli/Fotogramma/ROPI via ZUMA Press
Fighters say their good byes to loved ones at Warszawa Zachodkia Polish Station as they prepare to depart for Kiev to ally with Ukraine Troops and help in the fight against the Russian invasion.
© Carlo Cozzoli/Fotogramma/ROPI via ZUMA Press
Humanitarian aid donated by the parish of St. Sophia in Italy, arrives in Ternopil in western Ukraine. The shipment is moved into the catacombs for storage during the war with Russia.
© Carlo Cozzoli/Fotogramma/ROPI via ZUMA Press
Preparing for battle, a Ukrainian soldier looks on as an Orthodox priest blesses Ukrainian troops with holy water at an undisclosed location before they deploy to defend their country during the Russian invasion.
© Carlo Cozzoli/Fotogramma/ROPI via ZUMA Press
An Orthodox priest blesses Ukrainian soldiers with holy water at an undisclosed location in Ukraine before they deploy to defend their country during the Russian invasion.
© Carlo Cozzoli/Fotogramma/ROPI via ZUMA Press
Civilian 'soldiers' learn to fight and use automatic weapons in defense of Ukraine during the Russian invasion.
© Carlo Cozzoli/Fotogramma/ROPI via ZUMA Press
Carlo Cozzoli

Award winning Milanese photojournalist Carlo Cozzoli covers news around the region for with the Fotogramma agency. Carlo's images are available at ZUMA Press via ROPI in Italy, and he is available for assignments worldwide..:829



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