Ukraine police appear to evacuate civilians in Luhansk

STORY: The video appears to show police officers driving from house to house where those willing to flee live and then bringing evacuees, many of them elderly, to the point from where they will be taken to the city of Dnipro.

Some of residents said they would then travel on to relatives.

Lysychansk, the twin city of Sievierodonetsk, which is a scene of severe fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces, remains under Ukraine’s control and lies on the opposite bank of the Siverskyi Donets river.

Pryvillia lies 12.4 miles to the north of Sievierodonetsk.

A description accompanying the video on the National Police of Ukraine's Facebook page said police managed to evacuate 52 civilians.

Luhansk is one of two eastern provinces Moscow claims on behalf of separatist proxies.

Together they make up the Donbas, an industrial Ukrainian region where Russia has focused its assault after failing to take Ukraine's capital Kyiv in March.

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