Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration Serhiy Haidai wrote this on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.
"In total, we have managed to evacuate almost 12,500 civilians from Luhansk region through three humanitarian corridors. At the cost of huge efforts, the political leadership of the state negotiates with the racists about ceasefire regime, because the life of every Ukrainian is priceless," Haidai wrote.
He added that yesterday it became possible to save 670 residents of Luhansk region, they were evacuated through the humanitarian corridor. The most difficult thing was to take people out of Popasna and Rubizhne as the fighting was ongoing there.
The governor also added that when rescuing his compatriots, the head of the Popasna City Military and Civil Administration, Mykola Khanatov, suffered a blast injury.
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the beginning of a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Russian troops have been shelling and destroying key infrastructure facilities, conducting massive shelling of residential areas of Ukrainian cities and villages using artillery, multiple rocket launchers and ballistic missiles.
Martial law was imposed in Ukraine and general mobilization was announced.