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As Russia tightens its grip on Kyiv, Ukrainians take stock — and go to ground – POLITICO

As Russia tightens its grip on Kyiv, Ukrainians take stock — and go to ground – POLITICO

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As dawn broke on Friday, it was time to survey the damage from missiles launched on the city overnight.

Above: Morning light hits a burned and damaged bedroom in a residential apartment block in Kyiv on Friday | Chris McGrath/Getty Images

AS DAWN BROKE over Ukraine on Friday, and Russia’s assault on the country continued at full force, people in Kyiv — the ones who weren’t stuck on highways leading away from the city, or dodging the Russian missiles raining down — took stock of the damage caused overnight. Here’s a glimpse at what you may have missed late Thursday, overnight and into Friday morning.

A woman walks through a field of debris littered outside a damaged residential building on Koshytsa Street, a suburb of Kyiv — the target of an overnight shelling | Daniel Leal/AFP via Getty Images
A man peers out of a broken balcony window from a residential building on Koshytsa Street Friday morning | Daniel Leal/AFP via Getty Images
A Ukrainian serviceman surveys the damage on Koshytsa Street early Friday | Daniel Leal/AFP via Getty Images
Sleep was hard to come by for those glued to mobile devices following the news Thursday night in a bomb shelter in Kyiv | Sergei Chuzavkov/AFP via Getty Images
An employee at a Kyiv hotel reacts while talking on the phone on Thursday | Ethan Swope/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A woman kneels to pray at a Christian Orthodox church in Kyiv on Thursday | Pierre Crom/Getty Images
In a bomb shelter in Kyiv, locals were glued to phones and laptop screens following what was happening above ground | Pierre Crom/Getty Images
Passengers study a departures board in Kyiv | Avalon via Belga
As a curfew took effect as the clock struck 10 p.m. on Thursday, a few people took shelter in a Kyiv subway station | Chris McGrath/Getty Images
Locals cross a street near the Antonov Airport in northwest Kyiv, as smoke rises in the background | Daniel Leal/AFP via Getty Images
Cars and trucks lined the roads Thursday evening in Kyiv — in one direction. (Look closely and you’ll see that two people in the right of the frame chose to make their journey on foot instead.) | Erin Trieb/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A pop of color, now muted: Workers board up the windows of the Louis Vuitton shop in Kyiv on Thursday as Russia’s assault on the city continued | Sergei Supinsky/AFP via Getty Images
A cat leads its human on a walk near the Kyiv-Pasazhyrskyi railway station on Thursday. (Only partially pictured, by way of a left paw: A second cat, just as chonky.) | Daniel Leal/Getty Images

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