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Ukraine has evacuated 548,000 people since start of war- Deputy Interior Minister

A local woman cries as she is evacuated in the
A local woman cries as she is evacuated in the town of Brovary outside Kyiv

LVIV, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukraine has evacuated 548,000 civilians since Russia invaded it on Feb. 24, the country’s Deputy Interior Minister Yevheniy Yenin said in a televised interview on Monday.

“Only in the last 24 hours, our emergency rescue crews have attended over 600 calls, including over 250 at sites of Russian shelling,” he said, adding that 50 people had been pulled out from under the rubble of destroyed buildings in this time period.

(Reporting by Max Hunder; editing by Matthias Williams)

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