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Six thousand civilians still remain in Bakhmut

Thursday, 16 February 2023, 22:35
Six thousand civilians still remain in Bakhmut

Iryna Vereshchuk, the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, has reported that six thousand civilians still remain in the city of Bakhmut – she urges them to evacuate as soon as possible.

Source: Iryna Vereshchuk, the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister for the Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine

Quote: "Bakhmut. Only today (16 February – ed.) five civilians died and nine civilians were injured there. Heavy fighting is ongoing in the city. Russian artillery is launching attacks on residential areas.


Honestly, I cannot wrap my head around what six thousand civilians are still doing there. That’s  how many people remain in the city according to the latest reports.

I am appealing to the civilians who are still in Bakhmut: If you are proper, law-abiding and patriotic citizens you must evacuate immediately."

Details: She states that by staying in a frontline city, civilians are putting themselves and their families in danger, "especially children who are forced to remain with you."

This also creates additional problems and risks for all those people who are trying to help you (the military, the National Police, volunteers).

Moreover, civilians prevent the defence and security forces from working properly in the city: "They have to constantly care about your safety."

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