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Kiev Evacuates Vulnerable Groups from Kobyansk Amid Russian Bombing

Ukraine on Thursday ordered the evacuation of the city’s vulnerable residents in frontline of Kupyansk and adjacent areas in the north-east of the country, as fears grew that Russia could once again control the bombed-out city.

“The mandatory evacuation has begun for families with children and residents with reduced mobility in Kupyansk,” the military administration of the Kharkiv region said.

This comes after Russian forces withdrew from major cities in the Kharkiv region, including Kobyansk, in September 2022.

The authorities added: “The decision has been made … based on the instability of the security situation due to thearea subject to constant shelling by Russian forces”.

Russian bombing

Kharkiv region governor Oleg Senigubov announced on Thursday that Russia had “bombed” several residential communities in the region, including Kobyansk, with artillery, rocket launchers and mortars.

The city of Kobyansk is a railway transport hub, located about 100 km from Kharkiv, and had a population of about 30,000 before the start of the war.

Kharkiv, Bakhmut and Lyman

Interestingly, the Ukrainian military confirmed on Tuesday that Russia is focusing its attacks on eastern Kharkiv, Bakhmut and Liman, while the Russian military operation in Ukraine continues into its second year.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has warned that the situation around the front line in Bakhmut is becoming more difficult. “The situation is getting more complicated,” he said in his daily evening speech, adding: “The enemy is constantly destroying everything that can be used to protect our positions.” He described the Ukrainian soldiers fighting in Bakhmut as “true heroes”.


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