“Over the past week, the rescuers of the Kharkiv region went out 11 times to eliminate the consequences of enemy shelling,” – Yevhen Vasylenko
On Monday, November 13, at Kharkiv Media Hub, Yevhen Vasylenko, spokesman for the Main Department of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the Kharkiv region, spoke about the operational situation that developed in the Kharkiv region between November 7 and 12.
According to Mr. Vasylenko, over the past week, the rescuers of the Kharkiv garrison made 125 trips under the “Alarm” signal, 11 of which were related to enemy shelling. In another 53 cases, employees of the State Emergency Service went to road accidents, to help the population and to examine the consequences of enemy shelling.
Due to russian aggression in the region, one civilian died last week.
Between November 7 and 12, sappers of the State Emergency Service defused more than 1,640 explosive objects.
During the past week, the representatives of the consolidated detachment of the State Emergency Service continued to inspect and demine the de-occupied and damaged territories as a result of hostilities in the territory of the Kharkiv region. Since the beginning of the great war, 33 pyrotechnic calculations and 70 units of special equipment have explored more than four thousand hectares of liberated Slobozhanshchyna land, about three thousand kilometers of power lines, discovered and neutralized almost 84 thousand ammunition and other dangerous objects.
According to Yevhen Vasylenko, during this period, two civilians were blown up by unknown explosives and suffered shrapnel injuries.
In addition, during the briefing, the spokesman of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the Kharkiv region paid attention to life support and safety measures in the event of a power outage. The official noted that it is not recommended to use boilers, gasoline, gas, and diesel generators in high-rise apartments, as well as to store gas containers.
“Follow the rules of safe use of heating and cooking devices, as well as safety measures when using backup sources of power supply,” said Mr. Vasylenko.
Also, in the event of a blackout, the speaker recommended finding out information about the location of the nearest “Point of Invincibility”, units of the State Emergency Service and the National Police.
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