War in Ukraine: Evacuees flee cities amid Russian shelling

On Monday, Ukrainian civilians continued to flee cities and towns to reach safety, while others remain trapped without power and with little access to food and water.

Artillery and air strikes have caused severe damage in the area of Irpin, a small city which sits just 20km (12 miles) north-west of Kyiv, with one attack leaving a residential tower block almost completely destroyed

About 2,000 people have been able to flee Irpin, despite continued Russian shelling

Evacuees have been forced to cross the remains of a bridge blown up by Ukrainian forces to block – or at least slow – Russian armour reaching the capital

“Part of Irpin was captured by Russian invaders but part of the city is fighting and not surrendering,” said the mayor, Oleksandr Markushyn, in a video he posted on social media