Lysychansk simply being destroyed by Russia, says regional police chief

27 June, 03:49 PM
Lysychansk simply being destroyed by Russia, says regional police chief (Photo:REUTERS/Anna Kudriivtseva)

Lysychansk simply being destroyed by Russia, says regional police chief (Photo:REUTERS/Anna Kudriivtseva)

The situation in the town of Lysychansk remains difficult as the Russian invaders are simply destroying it with constant shelling, Viktor Levchenko, the head of the patrol police of Luhansk Oblast, told Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty on June 27.

"It’s real hell in Lysychansk," he said.

"Constant shelling, the town is simply being destroyed. The 'orcs' (sic, referring to Russian soldiers) are also trying to storm the town from Popasna, but our military is holding the line. The city is not blocked. The military is holding corridors, there is access to the town, but all roads are being shelled. Enemy aircraft are also striking. Any trip to Lysychansk is an extreme danger."

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According to Levchenko, the evacuation from the town continues.

"The evacuation is underway, but it's already taking place quietly without announcement," the police officer said.

"The State Emergency Service with armored transport, as well as police, are working very actively on evacuations. All in one team, we're trying in various ways to save as many people as possible. I won't disclose the exact number. For us, even one evacuee is already a lot. Children were evacuated yesterday and the day before yesterday."

The number of civilians who currently remain in Lysychansk is about 10,000-15,000 people.

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