AP Photos: Exit Out Of Ukraine: Escape By Foot, Train, Car

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Passengers wait at the platform inside Lviv railway station, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, in Lviv, west Ukraine. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — By car, train, foot and — in at least one case — office chair, hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian war refugees have sought safety in the bordering nations of Poland, Romania, Hungary, Moldova, and the Czech Republic.

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The chaotic run for freedom was captured by Associated Press photographers as more than an estimated 500,000 people have been forced to flee the country during the Russian invasion.

The U.N. has estimated the conflict could produce as many as 4 million refugees with “devastating humanitarian consequences.”

As a seemingly endless column of cars lined up to cross into Moldova at the Mayaky-Udobne border point, some opted to walk alongside cars pulling luggage. Others walked toward borders bundled in heavy winter coats, gloves, warm hats — some with dogs in tow, others pulling baby strollers piled with bags of belongings.

There were emotional goodbyes as people parted at train stations and tearful reunions as family members embraced upon reaching one of the neighboring countries that has opened their borders to refugees.

Families gathered in tents in Siret, Romania. Children were offered toys.

At the train station in Lviv on Sunday, the lucky were able to board a train bound for Chop on the border with Hungary. Others had to wait to see if another train would arrive.

People travel in a tram in Sievierodonetsk, the Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Families wait for a Kyiv bound train at a station in Severodonetsk, the Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Ricard Garcia Vilanova)
People fleeing the conflict from neighboring Ukraine meet with members of their family at the border crossing in Medyka, southeastern Poland, on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
People wait for family members to arrive from Ukraine at the Medyka border crossing, in Medyka, Poland, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
African residents in Ukraine wait at the platform inside Lviv railway station, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, in Lviv, west Ukraine. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
People fleeing the conflict from neighboring Ukraine, arrive at the border crossing in Medyka, southeastern Poland, on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Family members hug as they reunite, after fleeing conflict in Ukraine, at the Medyka border crossing, in Poland, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
A refugee fleeing conflict in neighboring Ukraine arrives to Przemysl, Poland, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
A Ukrainian family take the Dnipro-Truskavets at the Lviv railway station, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, in Lviv, west Ukraine. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Ukrainian refugees cry as they reunite at the Medyka border crossing, Poland, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
People waiting for a Kiev bound train walk on a platform in Kramatorsk, the Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
A refugee who fled conflict from neighboring Ukraine rests at the railway station after arriving to Zahony, Hungary, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Anna Szilagyi)
Ukrainian refugees walk along vehicles lining-up to cross the border from Ukraine into Moldova, at Mayaky-Udobne crossing border point near Mayaky-Udobne, Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Refugees fleeing conflict in neighboring Ukraine arrive to in Przemysl, Poland, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
People waiting for a Kyiv bound train spread on a platform in Kostiantynivka, the Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
A girl from Ukraine looks up at her mother as they wait to gain entry into Romania at the Romanian-Ukrainian border, in Siret, Romania, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
A Ukrainian woman waits inside Lviv railway station, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, in Lviv, west Ukraine. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
People wait to cross from Ukrainian government controlled areas to pro-Russian separatists’ controlled territory in Stanytsia Luhanska, the only crossing point open daily, in the Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
An employee from the Emergency Situation Inspectorate soothes the crying baby of a family fleeing the conflict from neighboring Ukraine at the Romanian-Ukrainian border, in Siret, Romania, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
Poeple who fled the conflict from neighboring Ukraine embrace after crossing the Romanian-Ukrainian border, in Siret, Romania, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

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Iyar5
Iyar5
1 year ago

Looking at the horrific suffering in these poignant pictures, all I can say is:- Putin ימח שמו וזכרונו is well on his way to suffering an awful horrifying downfall