/ 01 August 2022

Zelensky tells east Ukrainians to get out

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

Citizens still living in parts of Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region that are still under the wartorn country’s control have been told to evacuate. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky delivered a late-night address on Saturday telling locals to get out. “The more people leave Donetsk region now, the fewer people the Russian army will have time to kill,” he said. The fighting there is bad, and the coming winter will be worse with Russia expected to cut the region’s energy supply, leaving the region without electricity and heating. Officials reckon there are between 200,000 and 220,000 civilians to be evacuated. Meanwhile, Ukraine’s military says its making progress in the south, but one of its richest citizens has been targeted and killed in Mykolaiv. The region is the focus of a Ukrainian counteroffensive where they are destroying their own bridges in an attempt to weaken Moscow’s supply lines.

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