Civilians ran for their lives in the city of Irpin as Russian troops targeted their escape route in another horrifying day of ­innocent Ukrainians being slaughtered.

Around eight people, including two children, were killed yesterday when Russian forces opened fire on ­residents who were trying to flee by bus, according to the city’s Mayor Oleksandr Markushin.

Three more died when Russians shelled a damaged bridge in the city they were using to escape.

But the toll of ­civilian victims in Irpin, which lies 16 miles north-west of the capital Kyiv, could be far higher as it has been regularly ­bombarded in recent days.