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The war: day eleven Russian soldiers open fire on civilians

Source: Meduza

It’s been 11 days since the war in Ukraine began. Protesters across the world have voiced their opposition to the war — including in Russia, where about 4,400 people were arrested on March 6 for protesting in cities throughout the country. In Ukraine itself, attempts to evacuate civilians from Mariupol and Irpen, a city in the Kyiv region, were thwarted; the Russian side claims the Ukrainian army is to blame, though Ukrainian news outlets have reported that Russian troops intentionally fired on civilians. Meduza presents a collection of photos from the 11th day of the war.

Warning: Some images below contain scenes of cruelty, violence, and death that may be unsuitable for children.
People continue leaving Ukraine en masse. According to recent data, more than 1.5 million people have fled the country
Dimitar Dilkoff / AFP / Scanpix / LETA
Irpen, a city in the Kyiv region, on fire after being bombed
Emilio Morenatti / AP / Scanpix / LETA
Special evacuation trains continue to take civilians from Kyiv to Lviv, where the fighting hasn’t reached
Gleb Garanich / Reuters / Scanpix / LETA
People trying to escape from Irpen. The city is located eight kilometers from Kyiv — in the path Russian troops have been taking to reach the capital
Carlos Barria / Reuters / Scanpix / LETA
According to witnesses, despite civilians’ attempts to evacuate from Irpen, Russian troops continued to bomb the city. Ukrainian journalist Andrey Dubchak claims that Russians intentionally fired mortar shells at the bridge — the only path out of the city
Carlos Barria / Reuters / Scanpix / LETA
Ukrainian news agencies have reported that Russian troops opened fire on civilians as they tried to evacuate. According to Irpen mayor Alexander Markushin, eight people died, including two children.
Diego Herrera / Europa Press / Getty Images
A Russian military vehicle, destroyed by the Ukrainian army, sits in the forest near Kharkiv. Nearby, a Russian soldier’s corpse is buried in snow. Kharkiv, like Kyiv, is currently still under Ukrainian control
Sergey Bobok / AFP / Scanpix / LETA
A Ukrainian man fixes a machine gun in an auto repair shop. The weapon was originally in Russian hands
Aris Messinis / AFP / Scanpix / LETA
Barricades on Kyiv’s eastern outskirts
Chris McGrath / Getty Images
A member of Ukraine’s territorial defense at a checkpoint in Kyiv
Sergey Dolzhenko / EPA / Scanpix / LETA
A Ukrainian soldier searches a man in a village in the eastern part of Brovary, a city near Kyiv
Dimitar Dilkoff / AFP / Scanpix / LETA
Ukrainian territorial defense fighters guard the barricades in eastern Kyiv, passing the time by playing checkers with some Molotov cocktails
Chris McGrath / Getty Images

Translated by Sam Breazeale

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