In villages near the recently liberated Kupyansk in

Kharkiv region

, local residents hid collaborators in their basements.  

This was told by one of the personnel soldiers, who has been with volunteers on the eastern front of the Kharkiv direction since the first days, reports the press service of the National Guard of Ukraine.

"When we checked the territory, we identified them and handed them over to the relevant authorities," he said.

The defense forces of Ukraine pushed the enemy from the western outskirts of Kupyansk by about 6 kilometers, but the enemy is still shelling the industrial zone of the city from the forest.

"The enemy continues to fire at populated areas of the region with cluster munitions and S-300 missiles. According to the locals, civilian houses and infrastructure are the most affected," the National Guardsmen say.

It also became known that

hundreds of children were taken from Kupyansk to Russia

, ostensibly to rest camps, promising parents safety for their children.

However, to this day, parents do not know about the fate of their children.

We will remind you that

in Kupyansk, the occupiers kept 400 civilians in inhumane conditions (video).

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