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‘They’re already on their way’: After three weeks of war, Kyiv and its residents have changed irrevocably. A dispatch from Meduza’s Liliya Yapparova.
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The war arrived in Kyiv on February 24, the day Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Three weeks later, what's happening on the front lines indicates that Moscow still hopes to take the Ukrainian capital -- Russian forces are still trying to encircle Kyiv (albeit unsuccessfully). Many of the city's residents have fled. Mayor Vitaly Klitchko says "one in two" have left, which means the local population has dwindled to less than two million people. All of Kyiv's remaining residents -- and not only those who are taking part in the defense -- are bracing themselves for encirclement and siege. After spending a week and a half in Kyiv, Meduza special correspondent Liliya Yapparova reports on how the war has changed this previously vibrant city beyond recognition. Original Article: https://meduza.io/en/feature/2022/03/19/they-re-already-on-their-way