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Published: 12:08, September 13, 2022 | Updated: 14:03, September 13, 2022
Ukraine evacuates 73,000 from conflict-hit areas in past month
By Xinhua
Published:12:08, September 13, 2022 Updated:14:03, September 13, 2022 By Xinhua

A woman stands in front of a destroyed house, in Kramatorsk, Donetsk region, on Sept 12, 2022. (JUAN BARRETO / AFP)

KIEV - More than 73,000 people have been evacuated from the conflict-affected eastern and southern regions of  Ukraine in the past month, Ukraine's Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories said on Monday.

Besides, 50,000 people were evacuated from the Russia-held areas in Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions in southern Ukraine to Kiev-controlled territory

In particular, about 16,000 civilians have been evacuated in a month from the eastern Donetsk region as a part of the mandatory evacuation, the ministry said.

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Besides, 50,000 people were evacuated from the Russia-held areas in Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions in southern Ukraine to Kiev-controlled territory, it said.

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Ukraine started the mandatory evacuation from the Donetsk region in early August.

Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said that the mandatory evacuation may be extended to other conflict-hit regions.


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