According to CNN, on Sunday artillery shells landed on a barrier between central Kyiv and the suburb of Irbin.
Video from the attack shows a sudden explosion on the road, as a large number of refugees had passed shortly before then.
When the smoke clears, three people are left lifeless at the sidewalk. A cat cage and a trolley remained among the soldiers who ran to provide first aid.
Ukrainian authorities said three people were killed, including two children. The dead were among many who fled after Russian planes attacked the city on Friday, according to AFP.
Old people, women and children now tried to get out of Irbin and into Kyiv itself.
The capital itself has not yet experienced major attacks, but residents are preparing for the city to be bombed.
25 km from Kyiv
Russian forces are slowly advancing towards the Russian capital, Kyiv.
Large column of military vehicles It now stands only about 30 miles from the city.
The suburban city of Irbin was subjected to heavy Russian bombardment on Saturday and Sunday. The city is located about 25 kilometers northwest of Kyiv, and is in the middle of the road for the advancing forces.
According to Presidential Spokesman Volodymyr Zelensky, Russian forces arrested Hostomil and Bucha near Irbin on Saturday.
‘Highly credible reports’ of war crimes
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said US authorities have seen “highly credible reports” that Russia committed war crimes in Ukraine.
Blinken told CNN there was talk of attacks targeting civilians.
– It constitutes a war crime, according to the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
According to Blinken, US authorities are documenting reports to ensure that relevant organizations can investigate whether war crimes have been committed.
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