Kyiv, Ukraine (AP) – Ukrainian civilians are fleeing after their lives were threatened on the second day of the Russian invasion.
Yuri Zhiganov woke up from his mother’s cry and was in the dust.
The shelling affected their apartment building on the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.
“What are you doing? What is it?” Zhiganov said, addressing Russia and gesturing to the damaged building behind him.
His fatigue and shock reflected his country’s fatigue as people emerged from bomb shelters, basements and underpasses on Friday to face another day of turmoil.
Those who did not wake up from the explosions were awakened by another air raid siren or the news that Russian troops are advancing towards the capital.
But according to Associated Pressfragments of the downed plane were found in the residential quarter.
A young girl in Mariupol told the AP that she does not want to die and wants the attack to “end as soon as possible.”
Desire to leave the country at the highest level, said UN High Commissioner for Refugees Philip Grandi said on Friday that more than 50,000 refugees had fled Ukraine, most to Poland and Moldova.
The Associated Press reported that hundreds of Ukrainians sought refuge at a train station in Poland.