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Thousands of Ukrainians fled to Russia to escape fighting

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Ukraine residents encounter traffic jams as they try to flee the area. (Source:CNN) Ukraine residents encounter traffic jams as they try to flee the area. (Source:CNN)

DONETSK CITY, UKRAINE (CNN) - In Ukraine, an uptick in shelling overnight sent residents packing Saturday.

Hundreds of cars jammed roads leading out of Donetsk City.

War-weary residents are trying to get out the area that has sustained heavy fighting for weeks.

Trains are no longer running in or out of the city that is a stronghold for pro-Russia rebels.

The United Nations says over 141,000 Ukrainians have fled to Russia to escape the fighting in eastern Ukraine.

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