'It's almost apocalyptic' - SA ambassador in Kyiv describes 'human tragedy' in Ukraine

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People, some carrying bags and suitcases, walk in a metro station in Kyiv early on February 24, 2022. Air raid sirens rang out in downtown Kyiv today as cities across Ukraine were hit with what Ukrainian officials said were Russian missile strikes and artillery.
People, some carrying bags and suitcases, walk in a metro station in Kyiv early on February 24, 2022. Air raid sirens rang out in downtown Kyiv today as cities across Ukraine were hit with what Ukrainian officials said were Russian missile strikes and artillery.
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Air raid sirens pierced the icy cold early on Friday morning in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, a day after Russia launched an unprovoked attack on the country after months of warnings from the West over imminent invasion.

People in Kyiv woke early on Thursday morning to loud explosions which started, according to South Africa's ambassador to the Ukraine, André Groenewald, a day of chaos amid "almost Apocalyptic" scenes.

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