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Ukraine rebels order conscription, evacuation of Donbas civilians to Russia

MOSCOW, Feb 19: The pro-Russian separatist, self-proclaimed republics of Luhansk and Donetsk in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine bordering Russia on Saturday ordered general mobilisation for the "military" in renewed confrontation with the forces of Ukraine, marking escalation in fighting in the ex-Soviet State. The two sides on Saturday accused each other of fresh attacks.

"I urge my fellow citizens who are in the reserves to come to military conscription offices. Today I signed a decree on general mobilisation," Denis Pushilin, leader of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic, said in a video statement.

Denis Pushilin and the leader of the Luhansk separatist region, Leonid Pasechnik, launched a “mass evacuation” of civilians into Russia starting Friday, accusing Kyiv of planning to invade the breakaway territory. “Women, children and the elderly are to be evacuated first,” Pushilin said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said after the announcements that the Russian government will pay 10,000 rubles ($130) to every “refugee” arriving in the country from the Donbas. Putin also ordered the head of the ministry for emergency situations to fly to Russia’s southern Rostov region immediately to organize the evacuation and arrival, according to reports.

Social media posts show long lines of buses waiting to evacuate civilians and queues outside of ATMs after the evacuation announcements. Automated text messages are also being sent out ordering citizens to evacuate and advising them not to panic. The plan is to evacuate over 700,000 civilians in the coming days.

Earlier Ukraine had accused the Russia-backed rebels of shelling a kindergarten in the Kyiv-controlled town of Stanytsia Luhanska, injuring two teachers and destroying the building, it was reported on Thursday.

Russia’s parliament passed a vote Tuesday calling on Putin to recognize the breakaway regions as independent States. The West has warned Russian recognition would only escalate tensions.

US President Joe Biden said on Friday that the evacuation move is part of a pretext for an attack.

Meanwhile, Russia announced massive drills of its nuclear forces.

Over 14,000 people have been killed in fighting between Ukraine's army and Moscow-supported separatists since 2014.

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