Ukraine police evacuated a girl from war torn Bakhmut during a risky rescue operation
A risky operation was conducted by the police in Ukraine after a team was sent to rescue a six-year-old girl from the eastern city of Bakhmut, where heavy fighting continues.
According to a report by Reuters on Wednesday, February 1, officers went in search for the girl after she had been separated from her pregnant mother.
The girl who is known as Arina, was later found living with her grandmother. Officers searched through several buildings before arriving at the apartment located in Bakhmut in a building damaged during the war.
“After trudging through snow to reach Arina, with artillery fire echoing in the distance, policeman Pavlo Dyachenko and two colleagues in combat gear drove Arina to the nearby city of Sloviansk to be reunited with her mother, Halyna Danylchenko.”, said a statement in the report.
Millions of people have been displaced since the invasion of Ukraine by Russia.
As per one of the officers who lead the rescue, at least 200 children are reported to be still living in Bakhmut.
The city was once home to at least 70,000 people, but as per recent reports, only a few thousand people remain now.
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