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Almost 200 people evacuated from the border areas of Sumy region. Photo

Evacuation of people from the border areas of Sumy region

The evacuation of people from the border areas of Sumy region continues. Over the past three days, more than 180 residents have left the Velykopysarivska community of the Okhtyrka district alone.

This was reported by the Sumy Regional Military Administration. Currently, 4523 people, including 829 children, have already evacuated from the region's dangerous areas.

"The community has organized the evacuation of the population. All of them have expressed a desire to move to safer places. The Regional Military Administration, in cooperation with the military and law enforcement, is organizing evacuation measures. Everyone is provided with comprehensive support," the RMA said.

Almost 200 people evacuated from the border areas of Sumy region. Photo
Almost 200 people evacuated from the border areas of Sumy region. Photo
Almost 200 people evacuated from the border areas of Sumy region. Photo

In addition, the head of the RMA, Volodymyr Artiukh, together with the head of the Velykopysarivska community and the heads of other settlements, agreed on plans for further actions regarding evacuation routes and the safety of the population. The largest number of people, 84 (including 20 children), left Velyka Pysarivka after the massive shelling of the community.

The shelling of the community on March 11-15 killed 3 people and injured 13, including 5 children.

As of March 15, all residents of 22 settlements located in three districts of 6 territorial communities that were subject to evacuation have left.

"Once again, we urge residents of border settlements to take care of their safety. Contact the local authorities and move to safer places," the RMA summarized.

Almost 200 people evacuated from the border areas of Sumy region. Photo
Almost 200 people evacuated from the border areas of Sumy region. Photo
Almost 200 people evacuated from the border areas of Sumy region. Photo
Almost 200 people evacuated from the border areas of Sumy region. Photo

As reported, on March 13, the occupiers attacked Sumy with Shahed kamikaze drones. There were explosions: a drone hit an apartment building. Preliminarily, 30 apartments were damaged in the five-story building, 15 of which were destroyed.

In addition, on Wednesday, March 13, the Russian army once again attacked the border area of Sumy region. One person was killed.

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