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Some 250 more people evacuated from Azot plant in Severodonetsk — agency

There are many children among the evacuees

LUGANSK, June 26. /TASS/. Some 250 more people have been evacuated from the Azot works in Severodonetsk by militias of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR), LuganskInformCenter reported on Sunday.

"Many people were evacuated yesterday. Some 200 civilians. Today, some 250 more people were evacuated and there will be more. First, we take them to a safe place and then the LPR emergencies ministry accommodates them in Starobelsk," the agency quoted a spokesman for the LPR military command as saying.

According to the spokesman, there are many children among the evacuees. "It is horrible: they have been kept [at the Azot plant] for four months, seeing no daylight. There are many small children, of five, three years of age," he noted.

LPR’s Ambassador to Russia Rodion MIroshnik said earlier that the evacuees from the Azot plant say there might be hundreds more civilians there.

Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said earlier that Russian and LPR forces are mopping up the Azot chemical works in Severodonetsk and continue to evacuate civilians.