Ukraine war in photos: What 18 missiles can do – Grid News
Ukraine war in photos: What 18 missiles can do

It can be hard, far from a war zone, to grasp the power of a weapon. War reporting brings regular references to airstrikes, bombings, “a barrage of missiles” and so forth. We noticed in this collection of photos several references to the damage done by 18 missiles fired by Russia on one area in eastern Ukraine. These weren’t the most powerful variety, nor a particularly heavy volume; there have been many days when more missiles have been used against a city or region. But photographs can sometimes give greater clarity in terms of the impact.

Here, then, a sense of what 18 missiles did Thursday in Komysuvakha, in eastern Ukraine.

Also, a few photos from beyond Ukraine’s borders: injured Ukrainians brought to Germany; a case for war crimes charges against Russia made in Geneva; and in Istanbul, members of Ukraine’s Junior Paralympic swim team, who have been stranded in Turkey since the war began.

KOMYSHUVAKHA, UKRAINE - MAY 12: A Ukrainian is seen among the destructions after the 18 missiles hit the civil settlements of Komyshuvakha, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Ukraine on May 12, 2022. One person was killed and three others were injured due to the missile attacks, while the bombardment destroyed 60 buildings. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
KOMYSHUVAKHA, UKRAINE - MAY 12: A view of destruction after the 18 missiles hit the civil settlements of Komyshuvakha, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Ukraine on May 12, 2022. One person was killed and three others were injured due to the missile attacks, while the bombardment destroyed 60 buildings. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
KOMYSHUVAKHA, UKRAINE - MAY 12: A view of destruction after the 18 missiles hit the civil settlements of Komyshuvakha, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Ukraine on May 12, 2022. One person was killed and three others were injured due to the missile attacks, while the bombardment destroyed 60 buildings. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
KOMYSHUVAKHA, UKRAINE - MAY 12: A damaged house is seen after the 18 missiles hit the civil settlements of Komyshuvakha, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Ukraine on May 12, 2022. One person was killed and three others were injured due to the missile attacks, while the bombardment destroyed 60 buildings. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
KOMYSHUVAKHA, UKRAINE - MAY 12: Damaged houses are seen after the 18 missiles hit the civil settlements of Komyshuvakha, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Ukraine on May 12, 2022. One person was killed and three others were injured due to the missile attacks, while the bombardment destroyed 60 buildings. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
KOMYSHUVAKHA, UKRAINE - MAY 12: Ukrainians clear debris after the 18 missiles hit the civil settlements of Komyshuvakha, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Ukraine on May 12, 2022. One person was killed and three others were injured due to the missile attacks, while the bombardment destroyed 60 buildings. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
KOMYSHUVAKHA, UKRAINE - MAY 12: Ukrainians inspect damaged houses after the 18 missiles hit the civil settlements of Komyshuvakha, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Ukraine on May 12, 2022. One person was killed and three others were injured due to the missile attacks, while the bombardment destroyed 60 buildings. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
KOMYSHUVAKHA, UKRAINE - MAY 12: A Ukrainian woman cries in her house after the 18 missiles hit the civil settlements of Komyshuvakha, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Ukraine on May 12, 2022. One person was killed and three others were injured due to the missile attacks, while the bombardment destroyed 60 buildings. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
KOMYSHUVAKHA, UKRAINE - MAY 12: A Ukrainian woman cries in her house after the 18 missiles hit the civil settlements of Komyshuvakha, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Ukraine on May 12, 2022. One person was killed and three others were injured due to the missile attacks, while the bombardment destroyed 60 buildings. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
12 May 2022, Hessen, Frankfurt/Main: An Air Force Medevac Airbus, which brought injured people from Ukraine to Germany for further treatment, taxis at the airport. In total, there were more than 30 patients on board, some of them seriously injured, who were distributed to German clinics by ambulance or helicopter. Photo: Serhat Kocak/dpa (Photo by Serhat Kocak/picture alliance via Getty Images)
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