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Thousands Evacuated From Ukraine's Kharkiv Region Amid Renewed Russian Offensive

Thousands of Ukrainians have fled northeastern Ukraine's Kharkiv region in the face of a renewed Russian offensive and the opening of a new front in the war.

Kharkiv Governor Oleh Syniehubov said on Telegram Monday that over 5,700 people had been evacuated so far, as Russian troops captured at least nine settlements and villages after surging across the border on May 10.

The Kharkiv region, home to Ukraine’s second-largest city, has faced regular shelling throughout the war and much of the civilian population had already fled prior to the latest offensive.

Local authorities and volunteers are working to evacuate remaining residents from villages under heavy shelling, while the Ukrainian military, stretched thin and facing ammunition shortages, has struggled to respond to the offensive.

MT has collected photos of the evacuation efforts: