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Ukrainian civilians, assisted by the country's military, are evacuating the small city of Irpin, which sits just 20km (12 miles) north-west of Kyiv.

The route is a difficult one, with many having to travel by foot along shelled roads and damaged bridges.

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Irpin has found itself on the frontline between Russian and Ukrainian forces over the past week.

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Artillery and air strikes have caused severe damage in the area, with at least one attack leaving a residential tower block almost completely destroyed.

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In recent days, trains have been transporting evacuees, mostly women and children, from Irpin on the outskirts of Kyiv into the capital.

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Earlier this week, the shelling of a residential block in Irpin was captured in video footage.

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Watch: Video shows a block of flats in Irpin, near Kyiv, being hit by projectiles

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