Russia and Ukraine: Tragic situation of civilians trying to escape from Irbine amid Russian bombings
- BBC News World
Videos and photos taken in the city of Irfin, 20 kilometers from the Ukrainian capital Kiev, show how civilians are desperately trying to leave the city amid the Russian bombings.
The Ukrainians who left the city this Sunday were forced to take refuge.
Irfin has been hit by artillery and airstrikes as it is on its way to try to reach Kiev with Russian troops.
The Russian military is approaching the Ukrainian capital, where about 3.4 million civilians fled in large numbers before the invasion.
Irbin residents grabbed their children, luggage and pets and ran down the sidewalks, boarding buses and cars to pick them up from the fight.
Soldiers and other residents helped the elderly men and women who were left behind.
Some ducks were evacuated as explosives exploded nearby, apparently from a motor fire.
Russian troops are carrying out mortar attacks near a dilapidated bridge used to evacuate civilians.
The BBC was able to establish that three civilians, a mother and two children were killed in one of these motor attacks. Although the exact number is not known there is information that may still be a victim.
Ukraine has accused Russian forces of deliberately targeting Irbine evacuation tracks following the attack on a railroad on Saturday.
Like Irfin, the small towns of Hostomல்l and Pucha in northwestern Kiev have seen violent clashes in recent days.
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