Up to 4,000 civilians remain in Bakhmut

Up to 4,000 civilians remain in Bakhmut

As of March 7, there were less than 4,000 civilians, including at least 38 children, in Bakhmut, Donetsk region.

Deputy Prime Minister - Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Iryna Vereshchuk said this on the air of the Yedyni Novyny telethon, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"As of today, less than 4,000 people remain in Bakhmut. As to the children, nearly 38 children, as far as we know, are there today," said Vereshchuk.

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According to her, before the war, more than 70,000 people, including 12,000 children, lived in Bakhmut.

As reported, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that the Cabinet of Ministers is working on a mechanism for the mandatory relocation of children with at least one parent from combat zones.

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