Yana Skakova and her son Yehor who fled from Lysychansk with other people sit in an evacuation train at the train station in Pokrovsk, eastern Ukraine. Photo: AP
Yana Skakova and her son Yehor who fled from Lysychansk with other people sit in an evacuation train at the train station in Pokrovsk, eastern Ukraine. Photo: AP
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‘Now I am a beggar’: fleeing the Russian advance in Ukraine

  • On Friday, police evacuated 18 people, including nine children, from a basement where they had been living for the past two and a half months
  • Civilians who have managed to flee Russian bombings say intensified shelling over the past week left them unable to even venture out from basement bomb shelters

Yana Skakova and her son Yehor who fled from Lysychansk with other people sit in an evacuation train at the train station in Pokrovsk, eastern Ukraine. Photo: AP
Yana Skakova and her son Yehor who fled from Lysychansk with other people sit in an evacuation train at the train station in Pokrovsk, eastern Ukraine. Photo: AP
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