UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, Mar 21 — During the past day, 16 children and their families were evacuated from the dangerous communities of the Kupiansk district, Kharkiv Oblast, reported the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov.

According to him, as of March 20, 149 children were evacuated from two communities in the Kupiansk district: 37 from Vilkhuvatka and 112 from Velykyi Burluk. 

Oleh Syniehubov said that on March 7, the Kharkiv Regional Defence Council decided to forcefully evacuate children with their parents or guardians in 18 settlements of the Velykyi Burluk and Vilkhuvatka territorial communities.

There are 221 children still living in the Kupiansk community on the right bank of the Oskil River. A mandatory evacuation of children from the Kupiansk community will begin after the evacuation of children from the Vilkhuvatka and Velykyi Burluk communities is completed.

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