The Ukrainian Ministry of Reintegration of the Occupied Territories said via the Telegram messaging service, “The military administration of the Kharkiv region expects the mandatory evacuation of children from ten places in the Kubyansk sector.”
In total, there are approximately 275 minors, including in Kobyansk itself. The population of that city was about 25,000 before the war began. Ukrainian authorities already carried out the first civilian evacuations around Kobyansk in August, in light of Russian advances.
The Russian army has not yet been able to penetrate this sector. Russia takes the lead, as does Avdijivka further to the south. The Russians have been trying to encircle that city for several weeks, but they are suffering heavy losses, according to observers.
look. Are the Russians trying to surround the city of Avdiivka?
On Thursday, the head of the military administration in Avdijivka, Vitaly Barabash, described the situation as difficult, with the continuing Russian attacks on Ukrainian sites in the city. She says the Russians use a lot of artillery, anti-aircraft guns and air strikes. According to him, there are still 1,598 civilians in the city despite the fighting, out of 30,000. “Yesterday we were only able to evacuate one person,” Barabash said.
The Ukrainian army confirmed on Thursday morning that its soldiers were maintaining their defenses and inflicting heavy losses on the enemy in Avdiivka.
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