UA first group of 100 people was transferred to districts further away from the Ukrainian border, with which Belgorod shares more than 500 kilometers.
The decision was made by the governor, Vyacheslav Gladkov, after 25 people were killed and more than a hundred injured in a Ukrainian attack on December 30.
Gladkov, who reported again today on the Russian social network Telegram more than a dozen enemy artillery attacks in the last 24 hours, estimated that 69 citizens of Belgorod are still hospitalized.
Some families have also temporarily settled in the Voronezh region, confirmed the governor, Alexandr Gusev.
Due to the attacks, authorities have decided to extend the Christmas holidays for schoolchildren, which were due to end on January 9, until January 19, and are considering the possibility of sending residents to children’s camps in other regions.
For the same reason, the city council announced the cancellation of religious services in all churches in Belgorod, where, as in the rest of Russia, Orthodox Christmas is celebrated today.
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