A woman leans against a wall on a sidewalk.
As air raid sirens sounded, a Vinnytsia resident sought the relative safety of an alley, near the wide avenue where she had been walking.Alan Chin for Insider

This is what it sounds like when an air raid siren goes off in Ukraine.  


Russian air and missile attacks have all of Ukraine within range. Even in cities that are far from Ukraine's front lines, air raid sirens go off multiple times a day. 

Residents take cover in churches, in the basements of buildings, and in underground metro stations. Sometimes, there isn't time, and they rush away from what they gamble might be seen as obvious targets.

In most places that Insider has visited, Internet access has remained adequate and most people pass the time texting with friends and loved ones and reading the news.


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