Aleksander, 41, presses his palms against the window as he says goodbye to his 5-year-old daughter at the Kyiv train station on March 4. Emilio Morenatti/AP
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In Pictures: The toll of Russia’s war on Ukrainian civilians

The United Nations now estimates more than 1.7 million people have fled Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion 12 days ago; most have headed into neighboring countries such as Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary. An additional million Ukrainians are believed to be internally displaced—forced out of their homes by the crisis but remaining in their country. Ukrainian men ages 18 to 60 are not allowed to leave—they are being called on to stay in Ukraine and fight as Russia continues its attacks on major cities.

A man stands atop a destroyed bridge in Irpin, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

People sit around a lamp in a bomb shelter in Mariupol, Ukraine, Sunday, March 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Ukrainian emergency workers and volunteers carry an injured pregnant woman away from a maternity hospital in Mariupol that was destroyed by shelling on March 9. Evgeniy Maloletka/AP

A young girl sits in an improvised bomb shelter in Mariupol on March 7. Evgeniy Maloletka/AP

People queue up to receive a hot meal in a Mariupol bomb shelter on March 7. Evgeniy Maloletka/AP

A woman hugs her cat inside a subway wagon in a Kyiv underground metro station used as a bomb shelter on March 8. Dimitar Dilkoff/STF/AFP via Getty Images

A woman who was evacuated from areas around the Ukrainian capital, holds a plate of food after arriving at a triage point in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

A man rides a bicycle in front of an apartment building that was damaged by shelling in Mariupol, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Ukrainians cross an improvised path under a destroyed bridge while fleeing Irpin, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Irpin residents flee heavy fighting via a destroyed bridge as Russian forces enter the city on March 7. Chris McGrath/Getty Images

A family on an evacuation train says goodbye to a young man staying behind at the central train station in Odesa on March 6. Bulent Kilic/AFP via Getty Images

A crowd of people push to get on a train to Lviv at the Kyiv station in Ukraine on March 7. Emilio Morenatti/AP

People line up to get water at the well in outskirts of Mariupol, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Ukrainian emergency employees work at a maternity hospital damaged by shelling in Mariupol, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

A military priest tries to comfort a crying woman who was evacuated from Irpin, at a triage point in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Ukrainians crowd under a destroyed bridge as they try to flee across the Irpin River in the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

A man plays with a baby in a bomb shelter in Mariupol, Ukraine, Sunday, March 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

An elderly woman is carried in a shopping cart after being evacuated from Irpin, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

A woman holds a baby in a bomb shelter in Mariupol, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

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