‘No city anymore’: Mariupol survivors take train to safety

  • A mother embraces her son who escaped the besieged city of Mariupol and arrived at the train station in Lviv, western Ukraine on Sunday. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

  • A family escaping from the besieged city of Mariupol along with passengers from Zaporizhzhia onboard a train bound for Lviv, western Ukraine, on Sunday, March 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

  • Ukrainians escaping from the besieged city of Mariupol along with other passengers from Zaporizhzhia arrive at Lviv, western Ukraine, on Sunday, March 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

  • Ukrainians escaping from the besieged city of Mariupol along with other passengers from Zaporizhzhia arrive at Lviv, western Ukraine, on Sunday, March 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

  • Ukrainians escaping from the besieged city of Mariupol along with other passengers from Zaporizhzhia gather on a train station platform after arriving at Lviv, western Ukraine, on Sunday, March 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

LVIV, Ukraine — The heat on the train was as thick as the anxiety. Ukrainian survivors of one of the most brutal sieges in modern history were in the final minutes of their ride to relative safety.