Ukraine live updates: Huge convoy of Russian armour advances on Kyiv – BBC News


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On Monday Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, was attacked by Russian rocket launchers. Dozens of civilians are thought to have been killed. The mayor, Igor Terekhov, condemned the attack, saying that residential areas were targeted.

Several women from Kharkiv spoke to the BBC about their lives being turned upside down by the bombardment.

“We have been hiding in the basement for four days. And it is only getting worse. We are running out of food,” said Alena. She and her two boys haven’t been able to leave the house.

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Image caption: Alena and her sons have been hiding for four days in Kharkiv

Svetlana has also been taking shelter, but in the Kharkiv metro.

“The woman behind me has a young child in a pram, can you imagine what it’s like being in these conditions? And the shooting doesn’t stop.”

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Image caption: Svetlana hiding in a metro station

Maryana says she can’t stop crying from shock.

“I have never been a religious person, but I am praying now and am asking everyone else to pray for Ukraine.”

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Image caption: Maryana

Elena and her daughter were able to escape from Kharkiv soon after shelling started.

“We woke up and we were under attack. It was incredibly scary. We are asking to stop this war against the Ukrainian people”.

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Image caption: Elena managed to escape

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