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Canada Ukraine-The Mayor of Dnipro exhorts women and children to flee the city

20:35  07 april  2022
20:35  07 april  2022 Source:   rfi.fr

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Ukraine-crisis / dnipro - evacuation (photo): Ukraine-the mayor of Dnipro exhorts women and children to flee the city

April 7 (Reuters) - The Mayor of Dnipro, in the center-east of Ukraine, urged Thursday women, children and elderly to leave the city without delay in the intensification of Russian military operations in the East.

Wednesday, the Regional Governor of Louhansk, a city east of Dnipro, also urged all the inhabitants to evacuate the places as long as they could safely.

Ukraine asserts that the Russian troops that have invaded the region on February 24 are grouped together and prepare a new offensive in Donbass, which includes the Louhansk and Donetsk regions.

"The situation in the Donbass is gradually intensifying, and we understand that EVRIL will be rather intense," the Mayor of Dnipro, Boris Filatov, in an online video address.

"All those who have the ability, as I have already said, must leave. This concerns women, children, the elderly, those who are not (...) directly integrated into the economy. "

Dnipro, which usually counts nearly one million inhabitants, has so far been relatively spared. (Report Max Hunder, Writing Alessandra Prentice, French version Lou Phily)

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