Powerful images taken while Sky News special correspondent Alex Crawford and her colleagues travel across Ukraine reveal the suffering and heartbreak inflicted on the population.
Millions have been forced to abandon their homeland to escape the violence erupting in the wake of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
On Saturday, Sky News witnessed people attempting to flee Irpin, close to Kyiv, which is, like many cities across the country, the scene of utter carnage.
Ukraine-Russia live updates: Putin ‘not yet ready to end war’
Image: Alex Crawford on Irpin bridge in Ukraine
Earlier, Alex Crawford and her team met the medics patching up people wounded by bombs and bullets on the edge of the Ukrainian capital.
But defiant Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has vowed to never stop fighting as he warned Russia can only take Kyiv if it “razes it to the ground”.
Image: Soldiers heading back into Irpin to fight the Russian advance
Image: A body being carried away from Irpin over a destroyed bridge
Elderly people and young children were among those making the treacherous journey out of Irpin.
More on Kyiv
Cars carrying civilians out of the combat area of the city have “child” written on their side in the hope enemy forces might be deterred from launching an attack.
Image: The cars ferrying civilians out of the combat area in Irpin have ‘child’ written on their side
Image: The war has devastated many thriving cities in Ukraine
Putin holds 75-minute call with Macron and Scholz about how to ‘end war in Ukraine’
Russia warns Western arms shipments to Ukraine are now ‘legitimate’ military targets
Russia ‘shells mosque where people were sheltering’
Footage appears to show Russian troops kidnapping Ukrainian mayor
Roman Abramovich disqualified as director of Chelsea FC
Macron condemns UK for failing to meet promises to help people fleeing Ukraine
Image: Troops waiting at a hospital for treatment
Image: Chief of the police of Kyiv region, Andriy Nebytov
Zelenskyy told Sky News how millions could die if the world does not stop the attacks on his country.
Image: Ukraine’s President told Sky News ‘millions’ could die unless the West acts to stop Russia’s invasion
Image: Alex Crawford reporting on the conflict
Image: An air to ground missile over Kyiv
Ukraine cannot stop the war on its on, he said – as he begged the West to act now before it’s too late.
And he declared President Putin would go “directly to hell” for the bloodshed.
Source : Sky News