The gruesome images show wheelchair users lifting train carriages as they fled their homes in Donbas more than three months after Russian troops advanced.
- Wheelchairs depicted on war-torn Donbass trains
- Buses brought many citizens from Lisichansk, Donetsk and Serodonetsk
- Mothers were pictured carrying children, while others had domestic cats in baskets
In the calm of the massacre, the disabled were lifted into the train carriages to escape from their homes.
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Citizens of all ages were brought by buses from Lisichansk, Donetsk and Serodonetsk.
They carried heavy bags, baskets, and babies. There were six-year-old Katya sisters, six years old, in the crowd.
In the aftermath of the massacre, 81-year-old Raizi Lisichansk was lifted from a train car at Pokrovsky Station in war-torn Donbas, Ukraine.
Villagers in nearby areas, including those with medical problems, are pictured boarding a refugee train to Lviv.
They started asking their father if they would survive, so he decided it was time to run away.
‘If you have iron nerves, ես as an adult, you can somehow stay there և live. But my children do not do that, “said Alexander, who is not his real name as they moved to Lviv.
“We could see the explosions about a quarter of a mile from our house. The children were constantly nervous. ”
Marharita, 26, grabbed one of her sons, Maxim, as he dragged his wheelchair up the stairs.
His six-year-old son, Mikita, followed.
Margarita, 26, and her one-year-old Maxim were photographed at the Pokrovsky train station as they were helped to escape from the town of Donbas Slovyansk, which was hit by Russian artillery shelling.
Two-year-old Valeria with her mother, 33-year-old Anna. They were fleeing their first-line village house for the second time after a new Russian wave in the area. They are shown leaving their desperate father and husband, 34-year-old Zakir և grandmother Olga
They were fleeing Slovyansk, west of Severodonetsk, joining the more than 7.7 million Ukrainians who have now fled.
The crew hung 64-year-old cancer patient Halina with a sling near the train.
He is in urgent need of medical attention after being evacuated from Bakhmut by the British charity RefugEase.
Pokrovsky was shot twice last week.
The attacks raised fears that Kramatorsk could be repeated, where Russian missiles hit a train station in April, killing 59 possible refugees.
Wheelchair users are transported in train carriages as they flee their homes in Donbas, Ukraine.
SourceWheelchair users are transported in train carriages as they flee their homes in Donbas, Ukraine.