Two young children among eight civilians dead after shelling west of Kyiv


Eight civilians were killed in the midst of an evacuation in Irpin — a district west of Kyiv that saw intense shelling on Sunday — the mayor of Irpin Oleksandr Markushyn said in a statement on Telegram.

Markushyn said Russians opened fire during an evacuation across a bridge.

“A family died,” he said, “in front of my eyes two small children and two adults died.”

Video from the scene showed civilians moving through the checkpoint before an explosion occurred at a crossroads that appeared to be caused by a shell or mortar.

Eight civilians were killed in the midst of an evacuation in Irpin — a district west of Kyiv that saw intense shelling on Sunday — the mayor of Irpin Oleksandr Markushyn said in a statement on Telegram Sunday.

Markushyn said Russians opened fire during an evacuation across a bridge.

“A family died,” he said, “in front of my eyes two small children and two adults died.”

Video from the scene showed civilians moving through the checkpoint before an explosion occurred at a crossroads that appeared to be caused by a shell or mortar.

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