As Ukrainians awoke to the din of Russian shelling across the country, many began to flee west to escape the advancing Russian troops. Times video journalists spoke to residents crossing the Dnieper River through Kyiv by car. Buses and cars full of family members, pets and personal belongings were backed up for kilometers. Anna, a resident of Chernihiv, was stuck in traffic with her husband and three children – two in another car.
Chernihiv was in the Russian advance and on the only road down from the border to Kyiv. “I think – if I move West – this won’t affect me today or tomorrow,” she said as she wiped her tears. “I’m sorry, I’m scared for my baby.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/24/world/europe/kyiv-ukraine-residents.html ‘I fear for my children.’ Ukrainians in Kyiv Fleeing the Capital.