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Images taken by Sky News team reveal devastating aftermath of Ukraine war

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

Alex Crawford on Irpin bridge in Ukraine

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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”.

Soldiers heading back into Irpin to fight the Russian advance

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Soldiers heading back into Irpin to fight the Russian advance

A body being carried away from Irpin over a destroyed bridge

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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.

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.

The cars ferrying civilians out of the combat area in Irpin have ‘child’ written on their side

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The cars ferrying civilians out of the combat area in Irpin have ‘child’ written on their side

Ukraine Alex Crawford

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The war has devastated many thriving cities in Ukraine

Key developments

  • 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

via Alex Crawford

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Troops waiting at a hospital for treatment

Chief of the police of Kyiv region, Andriy Nebytov

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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.

Ukraine's President has told Sky News that

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Ukraine’s President told Sky News ‘millions’ could die unless the West acts to stop Russia’s invasion

Alex Crawford VT grab

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Alex Crawford reporting on the conflict

An air to ground missile over Kiev

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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.

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