Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has created an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, with heavy casualties, shortages of essential equipment and an exodus unlike anything Europe has seen in recent times.
Protests have erupted across the world against Russia’s war on its neighbouring country and there has been an outpouring of support and solidarity for the Ukrainians.
Media outlets have continued blow-by-blow coverage of the situation in Ukraine since Russia’s invasion on February 24. The crisis has also been captured by cartoonists from around the world.
Here is a look at some powerful sketches on the Russia-Ukraine war:
Kyiv Post, Ukraine's oldest English newspaper, published a cartoon showing Russian President Vladimir Putin at a long table -- which featured in his meetings with foreign leaders before Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Only the table was morphed to create a coffin.
— KyivPost (@KyivPost) March 3, 2022
Jeannette Khouri from Arab magazine Majalla created a cartoon illustrating Russia's nuclear threats. It features a Russian bear, widely used as a symbol for the country in illustrations.
#Cartoon: Russia's Nuclear Threats
Illustration By/ Jeannette Khouri#UkraineRussianWar #Ukraine #Zaporizhzhia #Zelenskyy #Chernobyl #Powerplant pic.twitter.com/tbfIbrhQL8
— MAJALLA (@the_majalla) March 4, 2022
A cartoon by Ben Jennings for The Guardian showed a pensive-looking Putin with blood on his hands. The angel on one of his shoulders, representing his conscience, is shown being beaten by two men in riot gear, while the devil on the right looks on.
Latest @guardian cartoon pic.twitter.com/sWhf2eJo3U
— Ben Jennings (@BJennings90) March 1, 2022
The Times' cartoon by Morten Morland features a dwarfed Putin standing on the mangled remains of conflict, while reading out his list of demands before Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who towers over him.
Tuesday’s @thetimes cartoon https://t.co/rMlBVH50vC pic.twitter.com/LUj3NRhqC3
— Morten Morland (@mortenmorland) February 28, 2022
The Washington Post
Ann Telnaes' cartoon for The Washington Post shows Republican Senator Lindsey Graham saying Putin would not have invaded Ukraine if Donald Trump was still president of the United States. Trump, meanwhile holds a red banner with the word "autocrats" and says "Go Vlad".
Lindsey Graham thinks Russian President Vladimir Putin wouldn’t have invaded Ukraine if Donald Trump was still president.https://t.co/hRTbHnuTqjpic.twitter.com/Caf6fTKxUf
— Ann Telnaes (@AnnTelnaes) March 5, 2022