August 17, 2022
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‘It might be the last chance to get out’: citizens flee Kyiv as assault intensifies

Thousands of people trying to escape Ukraine capital amid fears that large-scale attack is imminent

The piercing screams of children mingled with the barking of traumatised dogs and the shouts of soldiers desperately trying to maintain order, as the 14.07 to Ivano-Frankivsk pulled into Kyiv’s central station.

There was a crowd of thousands on platform one, surging towards the blue carriages and desperate to secure a prized place on a ride westwards out of the Ukrainian capital. Most people would not be able to board.

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