Ukrainian mom killed by Russians with her two kids identified

The Ukrainian mother killed alongside her two children in a Kyiv suburb on Sunday has been identified as Tatiana Perebeinis — an IT worker who didn’t flee sooner because she was caring for her ailing mother.

Perebeinis, 43, her two children Alise, 9, and Nikita, 18, and a man they were traveling with were killed when Russian forces indiscriminately fired at them as they were fleeing Irpin.

The image of the family lying dead on the pavement caught the world’s attention, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed to hunt down and kill “every bastard” responsible for their deaths.

Andriy Dubcha, a Ukrainian journalist who first published the devastating footage of the shelling that killed the family, said Monday that Perebeinis was from Donetsk and fled to Irpin in 2014 when war broke out in the Eastern region.

“Thought Irpin was a safe place. But the Russian army found them here too,” he wrote on Facebook.

Dubcha identified the man who died alongside them as Anatoly, a 28-year-old from Lugansk, but his exact relationship to the family remains unknown.

The mom and her two kids are survived by her husband, who was still in Donetsk when they died and is trying to make his way to Kyiv to bury his family, he added.

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