Thousands of cars leave Kyiv after the military actions ordered by Vladimir Putin.
Videos captured in Kyiv show thousands of people fleeing the Ukrainian capital amid Russian military operations ordered Wednesday night by Vladimir Putin.
One of the videos was captured by Ukrainian Minister Ivanna Klympush and sent to Insider.
📽️ Ukrainian MP @IKlympush sent Insider’s @billbostockUK this video from her drive into Kyiv Thursday morning, as thousands of cars headed in the opposite direction after explosions in the city. pic.twitter.com/Nx9spEd2Qf
— Insider News (@InsiderNews) February 24, 2022
While the official was heading towards the city, on the exit road from Kyiv, a queue of vehicles is seen that wants to leave.
The Recount also posted a video with an aerial view. You can see the queue of cars leaving Kyiv.
An aerial view of the traffic leaving Kyiv pic.twitter.com/m4DEt5UXIk
— The Recount (@therecount) February 24, 2022
Google’s traffic data also shows traffic delays heading west, north, and south, fleeing military operations in its western neighbor Russia.
People leave Kyiv by a car while Ukraine’s airspace remains closed to commercial flights.
Testimony of a Peruvian from Kyiv
RPP Noticias spoke with Rafael Carpena, a Peruvian who arrived in Kyiv six days ago. He also seeks to leave the Ukrainian capital with his wife and son.
“This is a real start to the war and what Ukraine is requesting is the sending of foreign troops and concrete military support such as the shipment of weapons and that countries like Switzerland or Finland do not refuse to send weapons,” he said.