More than 30 refugees died during the shelling of a convoy in the Kharkiv region

LPR Ambassador Miroshnik: more than 30 refugees were killed during the shelling of a convoy in the Kharkov region More than 30 people, including children, were killed during the shelling of a convoy with refugees who were traveling from Kupyansk to Russia. The Russian military left the city in early September, the Ukrainian authorities announced the evacuation of residents due to danger 673w” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >

More than 30 refugees died during the shelling of a convoy in Kharkov region

Rodion Miroshnik

A column with civilians who wanted to leave the city of Kupyansk in the Kharkov region for Russia came under fire. This was announced by the Ambassador of the LPR in Russia, Rodion Miroshnik, on Telegram.

“In the Kharkiv region, the Ukrainian army fired on a convoy of five cars, in which there were civilians who were trying to leave Kupyansk for Russia. <…> According to preliminary data, more than 30 people, including children, were killed under the shelling of the convoy, — he wrote.

According to Miroshnik, seven victims were admitted to the LPR hospitals, including children who were evacuated by the military republics. Emergency services cannot take out the bodies of the dead due to “constant attacks from the Armed Forces of Ukraine”.

Kupyansk is located in the eastern part of the Kharkiv region, 70 km northeast of Izyum and 50 km east of Balakliya. This is the administrative center of the Kupyansky district. The city has a large railway junction.

The Russian military took control of Kupyansk on February 27, after the outbreak of hostilities in Ukraine. On September 8, the head of the pro-Russian military-civilian administration (VGA) of the Kharkiv region, Vitaly Ganichev, reported intense fighting along the entire line of contact. Two days later, he called on the inhabitants of Kupyansk, as well as the cities of Izyum and Veliky Burluk, to evacuate to the rear and to Russia. Then the military correspondents reported that Russian troops were leaving Kupyansk, Izyum and Balakleya. The Ministry of Defense explained this by regrouping in order to strengthen units in the Donetsk direction.

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On September 19, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky published photos from Kupyansk and spoke about the restoration of the territory. Later, the Kharkiv VGA announced the control of Russian troops over the east of Kupyansk.

At the same time, the Ukrainian-controlled Kupyansk City Council announced an evacuation, follows from Facebook entries (owned by the Meta corporation, recognized as extremist and banned in Russia). Its representatives said that they were taking the residents of the east of Kupyansk by bus.

On September 28, Vadim Krokhmal, a deputy of the city council, said in an address on YouTube that the evacuation of people from Kupyansk-uzlovy, Kovsharovka and Sortirovka remains problematic, since volunteers do not have access to these communities. He advised the residents of Kupyansk to evacuate their relatives, since the city is not yet safe, there are mined areas.

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