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March 24, 2023

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Authorities in Ukraine’s second-largest city of Kharkiv are urging residents not to panic or succumb to “Russian propaganda” or “psychological attacks”.

Officials in the city, a thriving technology hub just 40km from the Russian border, held an emergency meeting on Thursday morning local time, Interfax news agency reports.

We appeal to the residents of our region and all Ukrainians not to spread panic, rumours and Russian propaganda, not to succumb to information and psychological attacks and not to play the aggressor.

Our peace helps the government, diplomats and security forces to do their job to protect the state and Ukrainians.”

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