Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called for the evacuation of residents of the Donetsk region. “There are hundreds of thousands of people in Donbass, tens of thousands of children, many refuse to leave. But it really has to be done, this decision has to be made anyway, believe me. The more people leave the Donetsk region, the less people the Russian army can kill” – he spoke in a speech posted on social media. “The gas pipeline that supplies gas to the Donetsk region is permanently damaged, so we know that the winter will be very difficult there” – said PAP Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Reunification and Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine Iryna Wereszczuk. UN experts are ready to help investigate the fire at the so-called filtration camp in Olenivka in eastern Ukraine, Ukrainform reported, citing UN Secretary-General’s Deputy Spokesman Furkhan Haq. The latest information on the Russian invasion of Ukraine can be found in our report.
Russian forces suffered losses in the Slavic and Pakmuk directions in eastern Ukraine, forcing them to withdraw. Ukrainian military sources said that the Ukrainian Air Force destroyed 20 Russian military equipment in various sectors of the front.
On Saturday night, Russian forces opened fire on Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine and Nikolaev and Nikopol in the south, officials in these cities said in a telegram.
According to Mayor Oleksandr Sienkewycz, the mass fire of Nikolayev’s fire is the strongest since the beginning of the war. As he emphasized, many buildings were destroyed and residential buildings were damaged. Ihor Terekhov, the mayor of Kharkiv, reported a “whole series of explosions”. According to initial reports, several buildings have been damaged.
Yevhen Yevtushenko, head of the Nikopol regional authorities, informed about repeated shootings in the Dnipropetrovsk region of Nikopol. The city was also on fire the night before. Missiles hit a dozen buildings, businesses and a power grid. 1000 people have no electricity.
UN experts are ready to help investigate the fire at the so-called filtration camp in Olenivka in eastern Ukraine, Ukrainform reported, citing UN Secretary-General’s Deputy Spokesman Furkhan Haq.
Citing the Russian Defense Ministry, Reuters writes that Moscow has invited experts from the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross to investigate the deaths of Ukrainian prisoners of war in the Olenivka camp. In a press release, the ministry said it was acting “in the interest of conducting an objective investigation”.
According to the Ukrainian military, Russian troops carried out precision shelling. Ukrainian prisoners of war from Azovstal were held at the concentration camp at Olenivka in eastern Ukraine. According to the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine, at least 40 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 130 wounded. According to the founder and former commander of the Azov brigade, Andrei Pleki, in the event of a Russian attack, the camp should be included among others. Ukrainian soldiers from Azov.
The gas pipeline that supplies gas to the Donetsk region is permanently damaged, so we know that winter will be very difficult there. – Iryna Wereszczuk, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Reunification and Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine, told PAP explaining the decision on the forced evacuation of civilians from Donetsk Oblast.
Asked who did or did not decide to leave these areas, Vereshchuk replied: “Many of them expected the war to end soon; unfortunately, the people of Donbas are already used to the war. It has been going on for eight years.” People don’t want to leave their homes; Others say they have sick parents, take care of dogs or cats, and have a strong fear of the unknown she explained.
For the people in the East, leaving their homes was a great shock; Unlike the inhabitants of Western Ukraine, they are not used to trips and travels, they lead a more sedentary lifestyle. – said the Deputy Prime Minister. The task of the government and local authorities is to convince them that life there now is incomparably harder than what awaits them in the territory under Kiev’s control. – she added.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called for the evacuation of residents of the Donetsk region. “There are hundreds of thousands of people in Donbass, tens of thousands of children, many refuse to leave. But it really has to be done, this decision has to be made anyway, believe me. The more people leave the Donetsk region, the less people the Russian army can kill” – he spoke in a speech posted on social media.
Zelenskiy confirmed the previous words of Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Reunification of Occupied Territories, Iryna Wereszczuk, who announced the forced evacuation of parts of Donetsk Oblast from Russia’s occupation before the start of the heating season.
There is already a government decision on forced eviction Zelensky said. Everything will be organized, full support, full assistance, both logistical and financial – the decision of people who have never done it before is enough – he explained.
Go, we’ll help! – The President of Ukraine appealed. We are not precisely Russia because every life is important to us. We will use every opportunity to save as many lives as possible and contain Russian terrorism as much as possible – added.
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