The occupiers began the “evacuation” of people from Enerhodar to Berdyansk

Sofiia Telishevska

The Russian occupiers began to deport the residents of Enerhodar to Berdyansk and Primorsk.

This was reported by the General Staff in a briefing on the morning of May 7.

The Russians are carrying out the "evacuation" of local residents from the temporarily captured Energodar of the Zaporizhzhia region in the direction of the settlements of Berdyansk and Primorsk to "local recreation centers."

"People who have Russian passports are subject to evacuation. Moreover, those who agreed to Russian citizenship in the first months of the occupation are the first to go," the message reads.

  • After a full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Russian troops captured part of the Zaporizhzhia region. Zaporizhzhia itself was not captured by the occupiers, but it and other settlements in the region are regularly shelled. In April 2023, dozens of Russian shelling and airstrikes were recorded in the region.
  • On May 5, the mayor of the temporarily captured Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, reported that the occupiers wanted to forcibly remove children from a number of settlements in the Zaporizhzhia region.
  • Later that day, the occupiers announced the "evacuation" of 18 front-line settlements in the occupied part of the Zaporizhzhia region.