Zelenskyy orders Donetsk evacuations

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Zelenskyy orders Donetsk evacuations

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Saturday ordered the evacuation of the eastern Donetsk region which has seen fierce clashes between Russian and Ukrainian forces, reported DW, quoting agencies.

"There's already a governmental decision about obligatory evacuation from Donetsk region," Zelenskyy said in his daily video address. "Please, follow evacuation. At this phase of the war, terror is a main weapon of Russia."

He said hundreds of thousands of people were still living in areas of Donbas where fighting was fierce.

"If you have the opportunity, please talk to those who still remain in the combat zones in Donbas. Please convince them that it is necessary to leave, especially if they are families with children. If you have the opportunity to help displaced people, do it," he said.

Zelenskyy promised both logistical support and cash to help tide residents over.

Separately, domestic Ukrainian media outlets quoted Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk as saying the evacuation needed to take place before winter begins since the region's natural gas supplies had been destroyed.

Zelenskyy orders Donetsk evacuations

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