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1000 people evacuated from the 10-kilometer zone in the Sumy region

May 17, 2024

The evacuation of civilians from Bilopillia and Vorozhba, announced on May 14, continues. More than 1,000 people have been evacuated from these settlements, including 200 children. The head of Sumy Regional State Administration, Volodymyr Artyukh told about this on the air of the “United News” marathon.

“In order to reduce the number of people suffering, a decision was made to evacuate the 10-kilometer zone from the settlements of Bilopillya and Vorozhba. During the three days of the planned evacuation, more than 1,000 people were evacuated, including 200 children. All of them are housed in prepared buildings,” he said.

According to him, the evacuation process is taking place within the Sumy region. However, he added that those who want to leave the region have the opportunity to do so, they are accepted in Poltava, Kyiv, and the western regions.

In total, about 6,000 people still need to be moved out of the area designated by the local authorities.

As you know, Russians continue to systematically shell the border towns and villages of the Sumy region. Over the past 24 hours, 11 territorial communities have been hit 24 times. There were no casualties or deaths.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 17/05/2024

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