KHARKIV, Ukraine -- A several-day stretch of freezing weather in Ukraine has left surreal scenes amid the damage caused by Russia's military invasion.
Photojournalist Alex Lourie went inside an economics school in Kharkiv on March 22 that had been destroyed by airstrikes. Amid the rubble were feet-long icicles leftover when water streamed from broken pipes, then froze.
Ukraine has suspended public release of weather data during the war, but looking at computer forecast model projections for Kharkiv last week shows a six-day stretch of weather from March 15-21 with highs expected in the 20s and lows dropping into the teens.
Cold weather has been a factor in the war in multiple ways including Russian troops.
A senior defense official recently told FOX News that they have "picked up indications that some troops have actually suffered and been taken out of the fight because of frostbite."