Iryna Vereshchuk, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Reintegration of the Ukrainian Peopleʼs Republic of Ukraine, reported that more than seven thousand people had been evacuated from the Donetsk oblast since the beginning of August. Among them, almost 1.5 thousand are children.
This is written by the press service of the Ministry for Reintegration of TOT.
Among the 7 000 evacuees are 1 500 children, 45 large families, as well as several hundred citizens with limited mobility and people with disabilities.
"We are ready to evacuate 200 000 residents of Donetsk oblast to more safe oblasts. There are places, people are waiting. The main thing is to decide!" she emphasized.
- Mandatory evacuation in Donetsk oblast began on August 2. Subsequently, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Reintegration, Iryna Vereshchuk, reported that evacuation may be implemented in several more oblasts — Zaporizhzhia, Kherson and Kharkiv oblasts.
- According to the head of the Donetsk oblast administration, Pavel Kyrilenko, officials hope that a little more than 200 000 people will remain in the oblast by the heating season. The state will be able to provide them with heat. At the same time, approximately 350 000 residents live in Donetsk oblast.