Ukrainska Pravda reported about it, citing head of the press center of the Pivnich (North) operational command Anatolii Proshyn.
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"About 09.40 am, when refugees were taken from Khriaschuvate and Novosvitlivka villages, the militants conducted a massive fire strike against this column with mortars and Grad multiple rocket launchers," he said.
"As a result, there are many casualties. The people burned right in the cars in which they were evacuated. They were simply unable to get out of the vehicles in which they were being evacuated," Proshyn said.
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"The column of refugees was evacuated by our command, so not to make people suffer. Because there is intense fighting there," he added.
According to him, the number of casualties is not yet known.