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Children of war: Growing up in war-torn Ukraine

Ukrainian children Andrii, 12 and Valentyn, 6, stand in a foxhole as they play Ukrainian military near their houses in the village of Stoianka, in Kyiv region, Ukraine, May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Ukrainian children Andrii, 12 and Valentyn, 6, stand in a foxhole as they play Ukrainian military near their houses in the village of Stoianka, in Kyiv region, Ukraine, May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Ukrainian children Andrii, 12 and Valentyn, 6, stand in a foxhole as they play Ukrainian military near their houses in the village of Stoianka, in Kyiv region, Ukraine, May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A Ukrainian boy plays at the "Mariupol House of Mothers and Children" shelter in the town of Novomoskovsk, Dnipro region, Ukraine, April 23. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A Ukrainian boy plays at the "Mariupol House of Mothers and Children" shelter in the town of Novomoskovsk, Dnipro region, Ukraine, April 23. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A Ukrainian boy plays at the "Mariupol House of Mothers and Children" shelter in the town of Novomoskovsk, Dnipro region, Ukraine, April 23. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
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A couple with their newborn baby take shelter in the basement of a perinatal center as air raid siren sounds are heard in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 2. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

A couple with their newborn baby take shelter in the basement of a perinatal center as air raid siren sounds are heard in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 2. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

A couple with their newborn baby take shelter in the basement of a perinatal center as air raid siren sounds are heard in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 2. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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Savelii, 10, mourns his father Ihor Krotkikh, 47, who according to his mother Alla Krotkikh, 42, was killed by shelling, as he stands by his grave during the death memorial weekend which marks a week after the Orthodox Easter, at the cemetery in Irpin, outside Kyiv, Ukraine May 1.    REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Savelii, 10, mourns his father Ihor Krotkikh, 47, who according to his mother Alla Krotkikh, 42, was killed by shelling, as he stands by his grave during the death memorial weekend which marks a week after the Orthodox Easter, at the cemetery in...more

Savelii, 10, mourns his father Ihor Krotkikh, 47, who according to his mother Alla Krotkikh, 42, was killed by shelling, as he stands by his grave during the death memorial weekend which marks a week after the Orthodox Easter, at the cemetery in Irpin, outside Kyiv, Ukraine May 1. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A woman with a child evacuates from a residential building damaged by shelling in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 16.     Press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine/via REUTERS

A woman with a child evacuates from a residential building damaged by shelling in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 16.   Press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine/via REUTERS

A woman with a child evacuates from a residential building damaged by shelling in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 16.   Press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine/via REUTERS
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A child stands on a destroyed Russian tank near Makariv, Kyiv region, Ukraine, May 7. REUTERS/Mikhail Palinchak

A child stands on a destroyed Russian tank near Makariv, Kyiv region, Ukraine, May 7. REUTERS/Mikhail Palinchak

A child stands on a destroyed Russian tank near Makariv, Kyiv region, Ukraine, May 7. REUTERS/Mikhail Palinchak
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SENSITIVE MATERIAL. THIS IMAGE MAY OFFEND OR DISTURB   A woman and a child walk past a dead body in front of a residential building that was hit by a shell in the Obolon district in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 14.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

SENSITIVE MATERIAL. THIS IMAGE MAY OFFEND OR DISTURB   A woman and a child walk past a dead body in front of a residential building that was hit by a shell in the Obolon district in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 14.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

SENSITIVE MATERIAL. THIS IMAGE MAY OFFEND OR DISTURB   A woman and a child walk past a dead body in front of a residential building that was hit by a shell in the Obolon district in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 14.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A child fleeing Russian invasion of Ukraine reacts as she stands outside a tent at a temporary camp in Przemysl, Poland, March 1. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

A child fleeing Russian invasion of Ukraine reacts as she stands outside a tent at a temporary camp in Przemysl, Poland, March 1. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

A child fleeing Russian invasion of Ukraine reacts as she stands outside a tent at a temporary camp in Przemysl, Poland, March 1. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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Local residents escape from the town of Irpin, after heavy shelling landed on the only escape route used by locals, in Irpin, near Kyiv, Ukraine, March 6. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Local residents escape from the town of Irpin, after heavy shelling landed on the only escape route used by locals, in Irpin, near Kyiv, Ukraine, March 6. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Local residents escape from the town of Irpin, after heavy shelling landed on the only escape route used by locals, in Irpin, near Kyiv, Ukraine, March 6. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Mykhaylo, 8, who was taken away from his widowed mother in the region of Lviv along with his 9-year-old brother and 16-year-old sister, plays with a ball in the garden of a state shelter in Lviv, Ukraine, March 23.  
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Mykhaylo, 8, who was taken away from his widowed mother in the region of Lviv along with his 9-year-old brother and 16-year-old sister, plays with a ball in the garden of a state shelter in Lviv, Ukraine, March 23. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Mykhaylo, 8, who was taken away from his widowed mother in the region of Lviv along with his 9-year-old brother and 16-year-old sister, plays with a ball in the garden of a state shelter in Lviv, Ukraine, March 23. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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An elderly women comforts a child as they stay inside of an underground shelter located at a metro station  in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 2.   REUTERS/Carlos Barria

An elderly women comforts a child as they stay inside of an underground shelter located at a metro station in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 2. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

An elderly women comforts a child as they stay inside of an underground shelter located at a metro station in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 2. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Nina Stefuryak, 2, plays at the playground in front of a building, destroyed by shelling in Borodianka, Kyiv region, Ukraine, May 2.  REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Nina Stefuryak, 2, plays at the playground in front of a building, destroyed by shelling in Borodianka, Kyiv region, Ukraine, May 2. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Nina Stefuryak, 2, plays at the playground in front of a building, destroyed by shelling in Borodianka, Kyiv region, Ukraine, May 2. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Local boy Faddei plays in a destroyed Russian military truck in the village of Kolychivka, in Chernihiv region, Ukraine, April 27.  REUTERS/Vladyslav Musiienko

Local boy Faddei plays in a destroyed Russian military truck in the village of Kolychivka, in Chernihiv region, Ukraine, April 27.  REUTERS/Vladyslav Musiienko

Local boy Faddei plays in a destroyed Russian military truck in the village of Kolychivka, in Chernihiv region, Ukraine, April 27.  REUTERS/Vladyslav Musiienko
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A girl looks out through a window of a van in the village of Nova Basan, in Chernihiv region, Ukraine, April 1.  REUTERS/Serhii Nuzhnenko

A girl looks out through a window of a van in the village of Nova Basan, in Chernihiv region, Ukraine, April 1. REUTERS/Serhii Nuzhnenko

A girl looks out through a window of a van in the village of Nova Basan, in Chernihiv region, Ukraine, April 1. REUTERS/Serhii Nuzhnenko
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Darina and her daughter visit the grave of her husband, a Ukrainian police officer who recently died in a mission to rescue evacuees, as Ukrainians visit the cemetery to honor their dead relatives on the first Sunday after Easter, in Dnipro, Ukraine, May 1. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Darina and her daughter visit the grave of her husband, a Ukrainian police officer who recently died in a mission to rescue evacuees, as Ukrainians visit the cemetery to honor their dead relatives on the first Sunday after Easter, in Dnipro, Ukraine,...more

Darina and her daughter visit the grave of her husband, a Ukrainian police officer who recently died in a mission to rescue evacuees, as Ukrainians visit the cemetery to honor their dead relatives on the first Sunday after Easter, in Dnipro, Ukraine, May 1. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Children depict a Soviet-era monument to friendship between Ukraine and Russia after its demolition in central Kyiv, Ukraine, April 26.   REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Children depict a Soviet-era monument to friendship between Ukraine and Russia after its demolition in central Kyiv, Ukraine, April 26. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Children depict a Soviet-era monument to friendship between Ukraine and Russia after its demolition in central Kyiv, Ukraine, April 26. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A two-month-old orphan boy, whom volunteers evacuated from the besieged city of Sumy, is seen at the Kyiv City Heart Center in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 20.  
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A two-month-old orphan boy, whom volunteers evacuated from the besieged city of Sumy, is seen at the Kyiv City Heart Center in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 20.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A two-month-old orphan boy, whom volunteers evacuated from the besieged city of Sumy, is seen at the Kyiv City Heart Center in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 20.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Evacuees from the villages occupied by Russian soldiers arrive in the town of Brovary, near Kyiv, Ukraine, March 20. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Evacuees from the villages occupied by Russian soldiers arrive in the town of Brovary, near Kyiv, Ukraine, March 20. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Evacuees from the villages occupied by Russian soldiers arrive in the town of Brovary, near Kyiv, Ukraine, March 20. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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A Ukrainian boy rides on a scooter, in a residential neighborhood damaged by Russian shelling in Irpin, Ukraine, May 14. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A Ukrainian boy rides on a scooter, in a residential neighborhood damaged by Russian shelling in Irpin, Ukraine, May 14. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A Ukrainian boy rides on a scooter, in a residential neighborhood damaged by Russian shelling in Irpin, Ukraine, May 14. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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Anna Melnychenko and her daughter Svyatoslava, rest at a school gym where they are taking refuge, in Uzhgorod, Ukraine, March 27. REUTERS/Serhii Hudak

Anna Melnychenko and her daughter Svyatoslava, rest at a school gym where they are taking refuge, in Uzhgorod, Ukraine, March 27. REUTERS/Serhii Hudak

Anna Melnychenko and her daughter Svyatoslava, rest at a school gym where they are taking refuge, in Uzhgorod, Ukraine, March 27. REUTERS/Serhii Hudak
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Children look out from an evacuation train from Kyiv to Lviv as they say goodbye to their father at Kyiv central train station in central Kyiv, Ukraine, March 3. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Children look out from an evacuation train from Kyiv to Lviv as they say goodbye to their father at Kyiv central train station in central Kyiv, Ukraine, March 3. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Children look out from an evacuation train from Kyiv to Lviv as they say goodbye to their father at Kyiv central train station in central Kyiv, Ukraine, March 3. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Children arrive at the Polish border and take a bus to Przemysl, at the border crossing in Medyka, Poland, March 23. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

Children arrive at the Polish border and take a bus to Przemysl, at the border crossing in Medyka, Poland, March 23. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

Children arrive at the Polish border and take a bus to Przemysl, at the border crossing in Medyka, Poland, March 23. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
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A woman sits with children as evacuees, including civilians who left the area near Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, arrive at a temporary accommodation center in the village of Bezimenne in the Donetsk Region, Ukraine, May 1.  
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A woman sits with children as evacuees, including civilians who left the area near Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, arrive at a temporary accommodation center in the village of Bezimenne in the Donetsk Region, Ukraine, May 1. REUTERS/Alexander...more

A woman sits with children as evacuees, including civilians who left the area near Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, arrive at a temporary accommodation center in the village of Bezimenne in the Donetsk Region, Ukraine, May 1. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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Alexandra, 12, holds her sister Esyea, 6, who cries as she waves at her mother Irina, while members of the Jewish community of Odessa board a bus to flee Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Odessa, Ukraine, March 7. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

Alexandra, 12, holds her sister Esyea, 6, who cries as she waves at her mother Irina, while members of the Jewish community of Odessa board a bus to flee Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Odessa, Ukraine, March 7. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

Alexandra, 12, holds her sister Esyea, 6, who cries as she waves at her mother Irina, while members of the Jewish community of Odessa board a bus to flee Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Odessa, Ukraine, March 7. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis
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A child sits on a swing in front of a damaged residential building in Kyiv, Ukraine, February 25. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

A child sits on a swing in front of a damaged residential building in Kyiv, Ukraine, February 25. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

A child sits on a swing in front of a damaged residential building in Kyiv, Ukraine, February 25. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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A refugee child fleeing from Ukraine gestures while waiting for transport at Nyugati station, in Budapest, Hungary, February 28. REUTERS/Marton Monus

A refugee child fleeing from Ukraine gestures while waiting for transport at Nyugati station, in Budapest, Hungary, February 28. REUTERS/Marton Monus

A refugee child fleeing from Ukraine gestures while waiting for transport at Nyugati station, in Budapest, Hungary, February 28. REUTERS/Marton Monus
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