Ukrainians try to flee Severodonetsk as Russia intensifies attack

Desperate evacuation attempts in Severodonetsk were underway as authorities warned of an imminent Russian offensive, following the devastation around Kyiv that shocked the world.
Desperate evacuation attempts in Severodonetsk were underway as authorities warned of an imminent Russian offensive, following the devastation around Kyiv that shocked the world. (Photo | AP)
Desperate evacuation attempts in Severodonetsk were underway as authorities warned of an imminent Russian offensive, following the devastation around Kyiv that shocked the world. (Photo | AP)
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Klavidia, 91, is carried on an improvised stretcher as she boards a train, fleeing the war in Severodonetsk at a train station in Pokrovsk, Ukraine. (Photo | AP)
Klavidia, 91, is carried on an improvised stretcher as she boards a train, fleeing the war in Severodonetsk at a train station in Pokrovsk, Ukraine. (Photo | AP)
Ukrainian Iryna caresses dogs as she asks for money to support a centre for abandoned dogs next to a poster that reads in Ukrainian: 'Heroes don't die', in Kyiv. (Photo | AP)
Ukrainian Iryna caresses dogs as she asks for money to support a centre for abandoned dogs next to a poster that reads in Ukrainian: 'Heroes don't die', in Kyiv. (Photo | AP)
An elderly woman sits on a train at a train station in Pokrovsk, Ukraine, before departing to flee from the war in Severodonetsk and nearby towns. (Photo | AP)
An elderly woman sits on a train at a train station in Pokrovsk, Ukraine, before departing to flee from the war in Severodonetsk and nearby towns. (Photo | AP)
A Ukrainian serviceman walks in a building near a frontline position in Kharkiv, Ukraine. (Photo | AP)
A Ukrainian serviceman walks in a building near a frontline position in Kharkiv, Ukraine. (Photo | AP)
An elderly woman waits at a train station before boarding a train at a train station in Pokrovsk, Ukraine. (Photo | AP)
An elderly woman waits at a train station before boarding a train at a train station in Pokrovsk, Ukraine. (Photo | AP)
Volunteers help an elderly woman to board a train, fleeing from the war in Severodonetsk and nearby towns at a train station in Pokrovsk, Ukraine. (Photo | AP)
Volunteers help an elderly woman to board a train, fleeing from the war in Severodonetsk and nearby towns at a train station in Pokrovsk, Ukraine. (Photo | AP)
People choose from donated clothes that are displayed at a train station before boarding a train, fleeing from the war in Severodonetsk and nearby towns, in Pokrovsk, Ukraine. (Photo | AP)
People choose from donated clothes that are displayed at a train station before boarding a train, fleeing from the war in Severodonetsk and nearby towns, in Pokrovsk, Ukraine. (Photo | AP)
An elderly woman is carried on a stretcher to board a train at a train station in Pokrovsk, Ukraine. (Photo | AP)
An elderly woman is carried on a stretcher to board a train at a train station in Pokrovsk, Ukraine. (Photo | AP)
Irina, 61, left, stands next to her mother Klavidia, 91, who lies on a mattress next to another elderly woman as they wait to board a train fleeing from the war in Severodonetsk, at a train station in Pokrovsk, Ukraine. (Photo | AP)
Irina, 61, left, stands next to her mother Klavidia, 91, who lies on a mattress next to another elderly woman as they wait to board a train fleeing from the war in Severodonetsk, at a train station in Pokrovsk, Ukraine. (Photo | AP)

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