[Photos] War in Ukraine: the heartbreaking farewell of families forced to separate

Heartbreaking goodbye scenes have become a daily occurrence in Ukraine, where fathers, grandfathers, brothers and uncles stay to fight while other family members flee the Russian invasion.

Here is a glimpse of these strong images which show the reality of many Ukrainian families when more than two million people have already managed to flee the country.

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A father reaches out to his family through the window of an evacuation train as he says goodbye to them at the central station in Odessa, Ukraine, March 7, 2022Bulent Kilic/AFP or licensors
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A man says goodbye to his family boarding an evacuation train at Kyiv station in Ukraine. March 5, 2022Genya Savilov/AFP
Emilio Morenatti/AP Photo
Aleksander, 41, leans his palms against the glass as he says goodbye to his daughter Anna, 5, on a train to Lviv at Kyiv station in Ukraine. March 4, 2022Emilio Morenatti/AP Photo
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Children look out the window of an unheated carriage on an emergency evacuation train from Kharkiv to Lviv, Ukraine. March 3, 2022Andriy Dubchak /AP
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A boy on an evacuation train watches a man left behind at Kyiv Central Station in Ukraine. March 6, 2022Serhiy Chuzavkov/AFP
Andriy Andriyenko/AP Photo
A child talks on the phone saying goodbye to a relative at the window of a train waiting to leave Kramatorsk for western Ukraine, March 2, 2022Andriy Andriyenko/AP Photo
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A child hugs his father before boarding a train after leaving the pediatric hospital in Kyiv, following its evacuation, March 7, 2022Efrem Lukatsky/AP
Andriy Andriyenko/AP
A couple hug before she boards a train bound for western Ukraine at Kramatorsk station in eastern Ukraine on February 27, 2022Andriy Andriyenko/AP

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