Russia launched its attack on eastern Ukraine on February 24. World leaders have condemned the attack as "barbaric" and have rolled out major sanctions against Russia. Warning: some images included in this gallery may disturb some readers.
People relax on the banks of the River Dnipro in Kyiv as warm summer temperatures begin to rise.
Life has been returning to a semblance of pre-war normality for the city's residents as the focus of the conflicted turned to the east.
But Russian missile strikes on a Kyiv rail yard showed that the threat of attack is never far away.
Russia claimed it destroyed tanks donated from abroad during the attack.
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said one person has been hospitalised after multiple explosions hit the capital.
Before Sunday's early morning attack, Kyiv had not faced any such Russian airstrikes since the April 28 visit of UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
Far from the battlefield, Ukraine's national football players missed out on qualifying for a World Cup spot, losing 1-0 to Wales in an emotionally charged match in Cardiff.
Back home, some Ukrainians gathered in bars to watch the game.
As Russia intensifies its assault on the eastern part of Ukraine, the Ukrainian military has claimed that Russian troops are making little progress, particularly in the Donetsk region.
Here a Ukrainian soldier pauses for a rest before going back to the frontline.
In recent days, Russian forces have focused on capturing Ukraine's eastern cities of Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk.
Dozens of military doctors and paramedic ambulances worked to evacuate civilians and Ukrainian service personnel.
Ukraine is losing 60 to 100 soldiers every day, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told Newsmax in an interview.
He said Ukrainian forces have made progress in the regions of Kherson and Kharkiv and are holding back Russian forces in Zaporizhzhia.
Ukrainian bomb disposal experts search a home that was occupied by Russian forces for booby traps and ordnance on May 31, in Borodianka, north west of Kyiv.
The dispersed explosives have killed or seriously injured some Ukrainian civilians returning to their homes after Russian troops retreated.
Western experts believe it will take five to seven years for the munitions to be cleared from Ukraine.
A destroyed Ukrainian tank at Chernihiv, northeast of Kyiv, was an early target of Russia's offensive.
While they failed to capture the city, Russian forces battered large parts of Chernihiv and the surrounding region in their attempted advance toward the capital Kyiv.
The Biden administration was expected on May 31 to announce it would send Ukraine a small number of high-tech, medium range rocket systems.
The new military aid package includes this truck-mounted High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, one US official said.
The European Union on May 30 approved additional sanctions against Russia.
As part of financial support package to help Ukraine, EU leaders agreed to embargo most Russian oil imports into the 27-nation bloc by the end of this year.
Two young boys dressed as soldiers and holding toy guns sit outside their home in Stoyanka on the outskirts of Kyiv, on May 30.
Life is returning to a semblance of pre-war normal for people living around Kyiv as the fighting concentrates in Ukraine's east.
French journalist Frederic Leclerc-Imhoff was killed in Ukraine after being hit by shrapnel.
Leclerc-Imhoff, 32, worked for CNN affiliate BFM TV, which released a statement saying its staff was "deeply saddened" by his death, adding that he was killed on the road to Lyssychansk in the Severodonetsk region of Ukraine.
A Russian warplane flies over eastern Ukraine on May 30 amid fierce fighting.
On the ground Russian troops pushed deeper into the key eastern Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk.
Russian forces also shelled parts of Ukraine's northeast, and a struggle continued for control of a southern region.
Kyiv held the anniversary of its founding on May 29 as everyday life resumes a semblance of the pre-war normal.
A boy holds a Ukrainian flag on a destroyed Russian tank placed as a symbol of war during the celebrations in the country's capital.
A couple kiss in the spring sunshine near St Andrew's Church in Kyiv old town as the city hosts events to celebrate Kyiv Day on May 29.
The Kyiv Day celebration took on a special meaning this year, given that the city was surrounded by Russian forces just months ago.
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited frontline positions in eastern Ukraine on May 29.
"I feel boundless pride in our defenders. Every day, risking their lives, they fight for Ukraine's freedom," Zelenskyy wrote on the Telegram messaging app after the visit.
An aerial view shows a crater on the field of the Chernihiv Stadium on May 28 in Chernihiv, Ukraine.
Chernihiv was in the way of Russian forces as they advanced toward Kyiv early in the war.
At least 700 residents were killed.
In this photo released by the Russian Defence Ministry, a KA-52 helicopter gunship takes off for a mission at an undisclosed location in Ukraine.
Fighting has continued around Sievierodonetsk and nearby Lysychansk, twin cites that are last major areas under Ukrainian control in Luhansk province.
A patient is carried on a stretcher to board a medical evacuation train run by the medical charity Doctors Without Borders at the train station in Pokrovsk, eastern Ukraine.
The train is specially equipped and staffed with medical personnel, and ferries patients from overwhelmed hospitals near the front line, to medical facilities in western Ukraine, far from the fighting.