- A photojournalist captured images of people fleeing the besieged city of Mariupol.
- Emre Caylak said he saw several cars which had white ribbons and a sign saying “baby” on them.
- Mariupol has been subject to shelling and a number of public buildings have been destroyed.
A photojournalist who has been documenting people fleeing Mariupol said he saw long lines of damaged cars fleeing the city; some carrying white ribbons and paper signs with the word “baby” on them.
Emre Caylak photographed these images of Ukrainians arriving from Mariupol at a shopping mall in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, on March 16.
The mall — situated around two hours from Mariupol by car — had been transformed into a registration centre, where people volunteered to process those fleeing the besieged city.
The city is being shelled by Russian fighters, who have targeted and destroyed public buildings, including a theatre, maternity hospital, and art school, according to city officials.
Around 4,000 people — including those photographed by Emre — had fled Mariupol for Zaporizhzhia, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Sunday. Around 100,000 people were still trapped in the city without food, water, power, or medical supplies, he later said in a speech posted to Telegram.