Sean Sutton/Panos Pictures

Lviv (Lvov), Ukraine

People arrive at Lviv railway station after a long night travelling from Zaporizhzhia. Lena (left) fled with her family from Orikhiv, which is southeast of Zaporizhzhia close to the front line. "The town has been mostly destroyed with bombs landing every day. The explosions blow in the windows and the doors. We have small children, and we couldn't cope. The children couldn't sleep, and we were all terrified. We are all so stressed."

The train was damaged by Russian rockets soon after leaving Zaporizhzhia as Serhi, the train manager, explained: "It was the most difficult day in my career. We left at 12 midday and just arrived here at 3:30 pm the next day, more than 27 hours later. Soon after we left as we were crossing the bridge to Khortytsia Island, two missiles exploded. The blast took out many windows and did a lot of damage, but because we always have the blinds down, no one was injured. It was a miracle. Four of the carriages had to be changed at the next station."

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Lviv (Lvov)
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