SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – A Palo Alto software company said one of its workers in Ukraine and her children were killed by Russian mortar artillery while trying to flee Ukraine.

SE Ranking chief accountant Tatiana Perebeinis and her two children were killed by Russian bombs earlier this week, according to her company.

The family was trying to get out of Irpin, a small city near the capital of Kyiv, after the city’s water and electricity was cut off.

The Palo Alto company sent out a message on Facebook saying, “Our hearts are broken. Our prayers are for all Ukrainians, who are fighting for their right to exist.”

Tatiana Perebeinis (Photo courtesy SE Ranking)

“The Russian army are criminals, and they should be stopped,” SE Ranking wrote.

“It is crucial to not let Tania and her kids Alise and Nikita remain just statistics. Her family became the victim of the unprovoked fire on civilians, which under any law is a crime against humanity,” SE Ranking wrote.