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Local residents on the street in Artemovsk - RIA Novosti, 1920, 17.02.2023

© AP Photo / LibkosLocal residents on the street in Artemovsk. Archive photo

MOSCOW- Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of Ukraine Irina Vereshchuk 

called on the residents of Artemivsk to leave the city as soon as possible.“I appeal to the civilians who are still in Bakhmut (Ukrainian name for Artemovsk. — Ed.). If you are adequate, law-abiding and patriotic citizens, you must immediately evacuate,” she wrote in the telegram channel.According to Vereshchuk, about 6,000 people remain in the city, putting themselves and their loved ones in danger.

In addition, she believes that civilians create “additional problems and risks” for the military.”You are preventing our defense and security forces from working normally in the city,” Vereshchuk concluded.

Smoke at the site of the fighting in the area of ​​Artemovsk (Bakhmut) - RIA Novosti, 1920, 02/17/2023

The LPR did not rule out that Kyiv is preparing places for mass graves near ArtemovskFierce battles are going on for Artemovsk. On the eve of the Ukrainian media wrote that the archives of state institutions began to be taken out of the city.Serhiy Cherevaty, spokesman for the eastern group of Ukrainian troops, announced that civilians were restricted from entering the city.Artyomovsk is located in the Kiev-controlled part 

of the DPR north of 

Gorlovka , it is an important transport hub for supplying 

the Ukrainian Armed Forces in 

the Donbass .Acting head of the Donetsk People’s Republic 

Denis Pushilin said that Russian units had entrenched themselves in the northern part of the city, cutting off almost all supply lines for Ukrainian troops.

Source: RIA.RU

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