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Heartbreaking moment desperate Ukrainian families swamp train station as 210 people die in Putin’s invasion

A UKRAINE train station was flooded by thousands of desperate refugees as desperate residents fled war-torn cities across the country.

It comes as the Ukrainian government confirms more than 210 Ukrainians were killed – and more than 1,100 injured – during Putin’s invasion.

Chaos at Lviv station as thousands of people try to flee to Poland

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Chaos at Lviv station as thousands of people try to flee to PolandCredit: Avalon.red
A man hugs his twin sons after they fled the conflict from neighboring Ukraine

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A man hugs his twin sons after they fled the conflict from neighboring UkraineCredit: AP
People fleeing conflict from neighboring Ukraine to Zahony, Hungary

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People fleeing conflict from neighboring Ukraine to Zahony, HungaryCredit: AP
Image of a body and a damaged tank on the outskirts of Kharkiv

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Image of a body and a damaged tank on the outskirts of KharkivCredit: Rex
A girl cries as she sits on a camp bed at a makeshift shelter for Ukrainian refugees at the border crossing in Ubla, eastern Slovakia

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A girl cries as she sits on a camp bed at a makeshift shelter for Ukrainian refugees at the border crossing in Ubla, eastern SlovakiaCredit: AFP
Emergency unit personnel treat an injured man after a bomb attack on the town of Chuguiv, eastern Ukraine

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Emergency unit personnel treat an injured man after a bomb attack on the town of Chuguiv, eastern UkraineCredit: AFP

Meanwhile, the United Nations says more than 368,000 people have traveled to neighboring countries from Ukraine in search of safety.

Family from across a country full of conflict had swarmed west to escape the fighting.

And yesterday’s massive exodus has centered on the railway hub in Lviv, where we witness scenes of chaos amid a stampede on the platforms.

Skirmishes broke out in the box office as all seats on services away from the war zone were sold out.

But thousands of refugees continued to flock to the station begging for help as air raid sirens filled the city.

Children, old folk dragging bags jostled each other on the railway lines trying to board any train out of the war zone when scuffles broke out in the ticket office.

Young mother Miliena Zaschitnikova, 21, arrived at the station with her 4-year-old son Max and mother Inna yesterday after her husband Andrei joined soldiers fighting Russia.

But after boarding a packed train to Lviv overnight from Zhytomyr, west of the capital Kyiv, they found all international train services had been sold out.

And they were left outside the station among thousands with nowhere to go yesterday as the temperature dropped.

Miliena told The Sun: “We were hoping to catch a train from here to the Czech Republic but there were no tickets – and we are stuck in this chaos.

“I bought my young son a toy train – but it’s the only train he’s going to ride today and we have nowhere to stay tonight and no way to go. escape the war.

“Max’s father went to fight the Russians and I promised him we would get our boy to safety, but I don’t know how.

“We are trying to smile and keep my boy happy because he is too young to understand what we are going through.


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“Like thousands of others here, we are living through the nightmare caused by Vladimir Putin.”

Tania Yokovchuck, 30, was also stuck outside the station with no hope of getting out yesterday as she tried to comfort her crying two-year-old son Karar.

She said: “We came here hoping to escape but it became a dead end – couldn’t get a train ticket.

“And now I don’t know what to do or where to go and am desperate to find somewhere to sleep.

“Nobody here knows how this will end.”

Desperate 76-year-old Marrietta Sakova, who fled fighting in the eastern city of Dnipro, told The Sun newspaper: “No train tickets, no gas for cars – even if we have one. and soon we will run out of money to buy food .

“We really want to get out of here, but there’s no way out.”

‘WE ARE PROCESSING’

Another grandmother, 73-year-old Svetlana, held back tears as she hugged her 5-year-old grandson David after learning she was also trapped and without a ticket on any routes out of the war zone.

She told The Sun: “I don’t know what we’re going to do.

“I’m trying to meet my daughter and get us all to Poland but there’s no train and like most of the people here we have nowhere to stay tonight.”

“All we wanted to do was get David out of the fight but we were stuck.”

Anna Yavorska, 25, fled Kyiv after being asked to take her niece Dasha, five, to safety.

She told The Sun: “The sound of the bombs was terrifying and I quickly realized that this was not a place for a child.

“I told Dasha’s mother I was going to take her to Poland to get away from the Russians, but we went too far and we got stuck.

“There are no trains into Europe with space and we have nowhere to stay tonight so I have no choice but to keep fighting to get tickets as soon as they are available.

“No one would have dreamed that this could happen even a week ago. How did it come to this? “

MAN STAY

The men under the age of 60 are said to have been prevented from leaving by officials and forced to say goodbye to their families.

They will stay and fight against the Russians as they try to take over the country’s major cities.

One witness said: “Families are being forced to make the painful decision of parting. The women and children are heading to the safe zone while the men stay behind fighting to protect their home.

“People didn’t really evacuate before the invasion because no one believed that Putin would actually experience the invasion.

“But now they are looking for whatever form of transportation they can to get out – even to neighboring countries like Moldova.”

According to reports, a woman was killed in a drunken stupor as thousands lined up at the Polish border to escape Putin’s clutches.

Thousands of people stood in line for 24 hours without food or water at temperatures below -4C causing “pandemonium”.

Brit Jeremy Myers was stuck in love with his Ukrainian girlfriend – and told how many have fainted.

He told MailOnline: “There is very little organization and the closer you get to the front, the more people push and shove.

“Often there will be these big surges and people will be screaming. There were a lot of young children and it felt very dangerous. Terrible.

“Wars have broken out when people accuse others of pushing on or hurting them. People were bleeding profusely on their faces. We saw a few women fainting and being carried above the crowd.

He added: “There is a strong rumor that someone has been crushed to death – Polish border forces confirm that they have heard that is true.”

And yesterday A child was killed when Russian artillery shells hit a children’s hospital in Ukrainelocal media reported.

Two other children were injured in the explosion that hit the Okhmatdyt National Children’s Specialist Hospital, according to Kyiv Independent.

Earlier today freedom fighters from all over the world were invited to join Ukraine’s army today and take over Putin’s army.

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister has issued an appeal to the people to participate in order to keep their country from further harm.

He urged Ukraine’s supporters to take up arms against the Russian invaders, like the International Brigades that fought General Franco’s Nazi-backed fascists in Spain before World War II. second war.

“Together we defeated Hitler and we will also defeat Putin,” said Dmytro Kuleba.

Anyone who wants to go against the Russians can report to the Ukrainian embassies, he said.

Civil defense members prepare Molotov cocktails in a courtyard in Kyiv, Ukraine

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Civil defense members prepare Molotov cocktails in a courtyard in Kyiv, UkraineCredit: AP
A man surveys damage in a residential building on Mironova Street in Donetsk after an artillery attack

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A man surveys damage in a residential building on Mironova Street in Donetsk after an artillery attackCredit: Getty

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