Enduring chaos: images from the third year of the war in Ukraine

As the largest and deadliest war in Europe since the end of World War II enters its third year, the scale of the devastation caused by Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine continues to grow.

The front line is a place of appalling violence where hundreds of thousands of Russian and Ukrainian soldiers have been killed or wounded, by more conservative Western estimates. The list of Ukrainian cities and towns largely razed by Russian bombs and artillery grows with each passing month.

Russian forces advanced in small increments, suffering staggering casualties to capture cities like Avdiivka, which Moscow captured in February.

Away from the front lines, millions of Ukrainians have spent hours in bomb shelters as Russia continues to fire missiles and drones at both military units and civilians across the nation. Ukraine's energy grid is severely damaged: functioning but sporadic. Thousands of schools, hospitals and cultural institutions were damaged or destroyed. Millions of people have lost their homes.

All that time, photographers from the New York Times and other news organizations have chronicled the war, capturing a part of how soldiers and civilians experienced it. Some images, our photographers say, will never leave them.

This gallery contains graphic images.

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