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Leader of Sloviansk’s volunteer force suggests evacuating people

Vyacheslav Ponomaryov, the leader of Sloviansk volunteer units, suggested evacuating people to Svyatogorsk and Brusino
Vyacheslav Ponomaryov (right) ITAR-TASS/Mikhail Pochuyev
Vyacheslav Ponomaryov (right)
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SLOVIANSK, May 27. /ITAR-TASS/. Vyacheslav Ponomaryov, the leader of Sloviansk volunteer units, has suggested evacuating everybody who wishes to leave the city.

“We suggest preparing children and adults who wish to leave the city for evacuation. We have everything ready to evacuate them. I believe that today we will decide where they can go,” Ponomaryov said at a meeting at the administration of the self-rpoclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. According to him, Sloviansk’s civilian population could be resettled to other parts of the republic, including Svyatogorsk and Brusino.

Meanwhile, Denis Pushilin, chairman of the presidium of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, told ITAR-TASS that casualties from Ukraine’s military operation that resumed on Monday could reach a hundred people, including 20 to 50 civilians.