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Ukrainian Civilians Face Grim Choice As Evacuation Is Mandated In Donetsk Region

As Moscow reportedly prepares to launch a new offensive, a mandatory evacuation order has been issued by the Ukrainian government for the Donetsk region in the country's east, sowing heartache and anxiety amongst its civilians. The authorities are concerned that the approaching fall and winter weather, as well as any potential heating, electricity, and water shortages, will worsen an already precarious situation for its citizens. While many people are departing, some have vowed to stay.

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