Pro-Kyiv militias urge civilians to flee Russian border cities of Belgorod and Kursk

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Russian volunteer forces fighting alongside Kyiv on Wednesday urged civilians to flee Belgorod and Kursk, threatening large-scale attacks on military targets in the Russian border cities.

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“We call on the local authorities to preserve human lives and begin evacuating the cities of Kursk and Belgorod,” three groups comprised mainly of Russian citizens said in a joint statement, one day after claiming to have captured a village in Russia’s Kursk region.

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