Almost 20 000 people are evacuated from Balakliya due to the blasts on ammunition depot at Kharkiv region, the State Emergency Service reported.
“As of 7:30 of March 23 2 700 people are evacuated from the village of Verbovka to the village of Pryshyb (16 km away from the city of Balakliya). Another 806 people evacuated from the village of Yakovenkovo to Volkhov Yar (20 km away of Bakaliya). 16 317 residents of Balkliya itself were evacuated as well,” reads the message.
Thus almost 19 823 people in total were evacuated.