70,000 civilians remain in the Luhansk region.
Even if a ceasefire regime is not enforced, the exodus of inhabitants from the Luhansk region will continue.
Serhiy Haidai, the chairman of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, announced this during a statewide telethon on Ukrainian TV networks, according to Ukrinform.
In comparison to data previous to February 24, the governor indicated that the territory has been provided with evacuation buses and fuel, and that around 20% of the population remains in the Luhansk region.
The overall population was around 300,000 individuals, but it has since risen to 70,000. There are still many who are terrified of losing their homes. We attempt to persuade them, but don’t get them mixed up: this is an evacuation, not a deportation.
People’s biggest incentive, however, is when shells and mines hit their shelters, houses, or when they wake up to find dead neighbors,” Haidai said.
People from the communities of Rubizhne, Sievierodonetsk, Lysychansk, Popasna, and Hirska will also be evacuated today, according to the chairman of the Luhansk Regional State Administration in a Telegram message.
He argues that the anticipated intensification of the war in the east has already begun. The situation is particularly dire in the Luhansk region, but Ukrainian troops are holding their ground, rejecting insurgent attacks in Rubizhne and Popasna, where the opposition has suffered significant losses.
Russian military forces are reportedly attacking the Luhansk region on a regular basis, according to Ukrinform. Many residential buildings, infrastructure, and educational institutions have been devastated throughout the region.