Mandatory evacuation from the Donetsk region already started reported Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Irina Vereshchuk. The first train with evacuated Ukrainians arrived in Kropyvnytskyi.
“The mandatory evacuation from the Donetsk region has begun. The first train arrived this morning in Kropyvnytskyi. Women, children, old people, many people with limited mobility. Everyone was welcomed and settled, everyone was helped. I thank local services, international organizations and volunteers. Exemplary work!” Vereshchuk said.
In turn, the head of the Kirovograd OVA Andrey Raikovich also thanked all those who helped organize the removal of civilians from the Donetsk region, in particular, the State Emergency Service, volunteers, the Red Cross, public utilities, teachers, social services of Kropyvnytskyi, the OVA team, doctors.
Earlier, Vereshchuk also reminded that evacuation is mandatory, but You can opt out by filling out the appropriate waiver.
It should be noted that the authorities also urged residents of the Zaporozhye region to leave the frontline zone. Previously, several experts saw a threat offensive of Russian troops on Nikolaev and Krivoy Rog.The General Staff confirmed that the Russian Federation moves troops from the Slavic to the Zaporozhye direction. At the same time, the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW) does not record preparation of Russian troops for an offensive on Zaporozhye.