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TUESDAY March 1, 2022: 'PUTIN'S RAGE: Noose Tightens On Kiev' by award winning Le Parisien Newspaper photographer Philippe De Poulpiquet via Maxppp: By air, land, and sea, Russia has launched a devastating attack on Ukraine, a European democracy of 44 million people. Its forces are bombing city centers and closing in on the capital, Kyiv, prompting a mass exodus of refugees. A massive, 40-mile convoy of Russian tanks and vehicles appeared to bog down on its push toward the capital of Kyiv while residential areas of Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city, were being pounded by Russian shells. Russia has committed about 80% of the combat force President Vladimir Putin deployed to invade Ukraine. Ukrainian resistance is continuing, and it has helped stymie the advance. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky pleaded, by videoconference before MEPs, for the entry ''without delay'' of his country into the European Union. ''We must stop the aggressor as soon as possible,'' Zelenskyy also tweeted. ''Thank you for your support!'' Welcome to: PUTIN'S RAGE: Noose Tightens On Kiev'
© zReportage.com Story of the Week #828: TUESDAY March 1, 2022: 'PUTIN'S RAGE: Noose Tightens On Kiev' by award winning Le Parisien Newspaper photographer Philippe De Poulpiquet via Maxppp: By air, land, and sea, Russia has launched a devastating attack on Ukraine, a European democracy of 44 million people. Its forces are bombing city centers and closing in on the capital, Kyiv, prompting a mass exodus of refugees. A massive, 40-mile convoy of Russian tanks and vehicles appeared to bog down on its push toward the capital of Kyiv while residential areas of Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city, were being pounded by Russian shells. Russia has committed about 80% of the combat force President Vladimir Putin deployed to invade Ukraine. Ukrainian resistance is continuing, and it has helped stymie the advance. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky pleaded, by videoconference before MEPs, for the entry ''without delay'' of his country into the European Union. ''We must stop the aggressor as soon as possible,'' Zelenskyy also tweeted. ''Thank you for your support!'' Welcome to: PUTIN'S RAGE: Noose Tightens On Kiev'
Seen through a vehicle windshield, two Ukrainian soldiers secure a checkpoint installed in a street which leads to the Presidency, where Zelensky, the Ukrainian President is located.
© Philippe De Poulpiquet/Le Parisien/Maxppp via ZUMA Press
Blood stains in the snow where two 'saboteurs' who were trying to cross a roadblock were injured and captured enroute to Kiev, just northeast of the capital. Ukrainian troops fought back and injured the two attackers, according to a Ukrainian soldier present on the scene. The two men were handed over to Ukrainian intelligence services.
© Philippe De Poulpiquet/Le Parisien/Maxppp via ZUMA Press
A Ukrainian tank is transported on a truck in the north of Kiev, at the same time from the opposite direction, a large column of Russian military vehicles approaches the Ukrainian capital, during the Russian invasion.
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A Russian missile ripped open a residential building in the early morning around 8 a.m. An initial assessment reported several injuries. Some residents had spent the night in a shelter at the neighboring school as the Russian military invades.
© Philippe De Poulpiquet/Le Parisien/Maxppp via ZUMA Press
ALEX, a business manager, was sleeping with his wife and three children in a shelter when his apartment was destroyed by a Russian missile. The attack gutted the building leaving rubble on the streets.
© Philippe De Poulpiquet/Le Parisien/Maxppp via ZUMA Press
A Russian missile ripped open a residential building. An initial assessment reported several injuries. Some residents had spent the night in a shelter at the neighboring school.
© Philippe De Poulpiquet/Le Parisien/Maxppp via ZUMA Press
Family photographs lay among rubble after a Russian missile ripped open a residential building. An initial assessment reported several injuries. Some residents had spent the night in a shelter at the neighboring school.
© Philippe De Poulpiquet/Le Parisien/Maxppp via ZUMA Press
Rubble scattered across the street after a Russian missile ripped open a residential building in Kyiv. An initial assessment reported several injuries. Some residents had spent the night in a shelter at the neighboring school.
© Philippe De Poulpiquet/Le Parisien/Maxppp via ZUMA Press
SVETLANA took refuge with her two children in her mother's apartment in Avdeyevka. The town is located in the province of Donbass 5km from Donetsk. Heavy machine gun fire was heard all day at the gates of the city, as the Russian Army began its offensive on Ukraine.
© Philippe De Poulpiquet/Le Parisien/Maxppp via ZUMA Press
SVETLANA goes down to protect herself in the cellar of her house in the town of Avdeyevka in the province of Donbass. Heavy machine gun and rocket fire was heard all day at the gates of the city, as the Russian Army began its invasion of Ukraine.
© Philippe De Poulpiquet/Le Parisien/Maxppp via ZUMA Press
A Ukraine Home Defense volunteer holding an AK47 assault rifle, climbs out of a trench, stocked with Molotov cocktails, which was placed along a avenue opposite Kyiv National TV offices during the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
© Philippe De Poulpiquet/Le Parisien/Maxppp via ZUMA Press
Molotov cocktails prepared in Budweiser and Carlsberg beer bottles placed in a trench on a crossroads north of Kiev during the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
© Philippe De Poulpiquet/Le Parisien/Maxppp via ZUMA Press
A pool of blood inside a bullet-riddled bus north of Kiev, where the driver was killed during the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
© Philippe De Poulpiquet/Le Parisien/Maxppp via ZUMA Press
A pedestrian stares at a bus riddled with bullets on a crossroads in northern Kiev, the driver was killed, during the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
© Philippe De Poulpiquet/Le Parisien/Maxppp via ZUMA Press
Dozens of men and women wait in front of a food store in Kyiv, as air raid warning sirens sound, signaling Russian bombardments.
© Philippe De Poulpiquet/Le Parisien/Maxppp via ZUMA Press
A Ukrainian army tank with artillery gun leaves the outskirts of the city of Avdeyevka and heads west during the the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
© Philippe De Poulpiquet/Le Parisien/Maxppp via ZUMA Press
Territorial Defense volunteers dig a trench to allow Ukrainian soldiers to hold a strategic position for fighting during the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The night before, a civilian bus was riddled with bullets at this intersection, at least one person was killed.
© Philippe De Poulpiquet/Le Parisien/Maxppp via ZUMA Press
Ukrainian troops dig a defensive position along a road in Kyiv in preparation for the Russian ground invasion which is slowly closing in on the city.
© Philippe De Poulpiquet/Le Parisien/Maxppp via ZUMA Press
NATASHA, 35, armed with only a baseball bat, guards the entrance to her neighborhood bomb shelter, during the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
© Philippe De Poulpiquet/Le Parisien/Maxppp via ZUMA Press
Residents of a northern district of Kiev applaud the passing of a Ukrainian military convoy during the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
© Philippe De Poulpiquet/Le Parisien/Maxppp via ZUMA Press
VALENTINA, who resides in the Donetsk Republic, has no choice but to stay in the provinc. Heavy machine gun and machine gun fire was heard all day at the gates of the city, as the Russian Army began its invasion.
© Philippe De Poulpiquet/Le Parisien/Maxppp via ZUMA Press
A pedestrian looks at a still smoking, destroyed Russian military truck on a crossroads north of Kiev during the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
© Philippe De Poulpiquet/Le Parisien/Maxppp via ZUMA Press
TATIANA, who lives in the Donetsk Republic, has no choice but to stay in Avdeyevka, she says she has knowhere else to go. Heavy machine gun fire was heard all day at the gates of the city, as the Russian Army began its invasion.
© Philippe De Poulpiquet/Le Parisien/Maxppp via ZUMA Press
ALEXANDER, a Homeland Defense Volunteer with an automatic weapon, helps secure an area on the outskirts of Kiev during the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
© Philippe De Poulpiquet/Le Parisien/Maxppp via ZUMA Press
Philippe De Poulpiquet

Philippe de Poulpiquet is an award winning photographer based in Paris. In 2000, he begins his collaboration for the french daily newspaper Le Parisien / Aujourd'hui en France, where he is today international reporter. This last 20 years, he covered the main conflicts in Africa or in the Middle East, sharing his time between news reporting and personal projects. His work is part of the collections of the Musee de l'ArmŽe in Paris, awarded by the POYi (Picture of the Year International) in the USA and screened several times at the Visa pour l'Image international photojournalism festival in Perpignan. His images are syndicated through Maxppp and ZUMA Press.:828



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