Ukraine orders evacuation of Kharkiv villages threatened by Russian assaults | EUROtoday

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Authorities in Ukraine’s northeast area of Kharkiv on Tuesday urged residents of greater than two dozen villages close to the entrance line to evacuate, citing worsening Russian assaults within the space.

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Russian forces captured swathes of the Kharkiv area shortly after invading Ukraine in February 2022, and have saved up efforts to wrest the area regardless of shedding floor there.

“Given the security situation, we are introducing mandatory evacuation of the population from the Kindrashivska and Kurylivska communities of the Kupyansk district,” the Kharkiv regional governor introduced on social media.

Governor Oleg Synegubov mentioned the order would have an effect on some 3,043 individuals within the settlements, together with 279 kids. He didn’t elaborate on the Russian risk.

Russian forces have nonetheless been pushing to seize the regional hub of Kupyansk, an essential railway junction that had a pre-war inhabitants of round 30,000 individuals.

Ukraine routinely orders civilians to evacuate from cities and villages beneath Russian assault however doesn’t all the time implement the orders.