Mobilized citizens of Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) stand in formation in the town of Novoazovsk, Donetsk People's Republic. On February 24 Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a military operation in Ukraine following recognition of independence of breakaway Donetsk and Luhansk republics.
In this handout photo released by Russian Space Agency Roscosmos, the Soyuz-2.1b rocket booster with the Fregat upper stage and 36 UK's OneWeb communications satellites is transported from an assembling hangar to a launch pad ahead of its upcoming launch scheduled for on March 4 at 22:41 GMT at Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.
A staff member cleans the floor at the main media centre (MMC) before the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Games in Beijing, China. The International Olympic Committee on February 28 urged sports federations and organizers to exclude Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials from competing in international events after Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine.
A Renault logo is seen at the Renault car plant in Moscow, Russia. French carmaker Renault suspend some operations at its car assembly plants in Russia due to logistics bottlenecks that have caused component shortages after Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine.
In this handout video grab released by the Russian Defence Ministry, a Russian serviceman is pictured at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Ukraine. Russian Airborne troops and servicemen of the National Guard of Ukraine are providing security at the nuclear power plant. An agreement has been reached with servicemen of a separate battalion of the National Guard of Ukraine to jointly provide security at the units, the confinement and the storage facility for spent nuclear fuel. Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant staff continue to monitor the radiation levels and work at the nuclear power plant as normal. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.