Eight Civilians Killed ‘by Russian Shelling’ in Irpin Near Kyiv

Russian troops killed at least eight people, including two children, during an evacuation in Irpin, a district west of Ukrainian capital Kyiv, on March 6.

Irpin Mayor Oleksandr Markushin said on Telegram that Russian troops opened fire while civilians were evacuating across a bridge.

The two children killed belonged to the same family, according to Markushin.

Video from the scene showed that an explosion that appeared to be caused by a shell or mortar occurred at a crossroads as civilians were moving through a checkpoint.

Soldiers and fellow residents assisted the elderly to a bus for evacuation. Many reportedly took cover when missiles struck nearby.

Another evacuation would begin tomorrow morning, Markushin said.

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