UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, June 19 — The authorities plan to announce mandatory evacuation of families with children in the Borova community due to Russian shelling, said Oleh Syniehubov, Kharkiv Oblast Governor.

The Ukrainian military reported that Borova, a settlement to the southeast of Kharkiv, is one of the main focuses of the Russian army. Capturing Borova would allow them to complicate logistics for Ukrainian troops and start building up defenses along the Oskil River.

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“We are observing an increase in the number of occupants’ attacks. The enemy destroys civilian infrastructure, strikes at logistics facilities, and tries to find weak points in our defense. We are considering the possibility of a mandatory evacuation of 33 children from five settlements of the community,” he said.

The authorities plan to announce evacuation from the settlements of Zahryzove, Bohuslavka, Shyikivka, Maliivka, and Nova Kruhliakivka. According to Sinegubov, the region’s Defense Council will consider this issue.

Currently, 580 children live in the Borova community. In addition, ten orphans and children deprived of parental care were evacuated from the community. 

According to Oleh Syniehubov, police, volunteers, and rescuers evacuated about 11,859 people from the border communities of the Kharkiv Oblast, threatened by Russia’s new offensive north of Kharkiv.

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