Voluntary evacuation from the liberated Kherson and Mykolaiv Oblasts has already begun, and the state is paying all related costs.
Source: Ukrinform with references to Iryna Vereshchuk, Minister of Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories, and Vitalii Kim, the head of the Mykolaiv Oblast Military Administration
Quote from Vereshchuk: “Voluntary evacuation from the liberated territories of the southern part of Ukraine has already begun, and the state is paying all costs and taking all responsibility associated with this process. It means that everyone can leave to safer regions if they want, and the state will provide for their transportation, accommodation, medical care, etc.”
“Our task is to reach everyone, to offer them to leave through Mykolaiv or Kryvyi Rih to the western oblasts of Ukraine. We have the funds for this, we have understanding and, most importantly, experience… Because we have already done this in Kharkiv Oblast, Donetsk Oblast, etc.”
Details: Meanwhile Vitalii Kim, the head of the Mykolaiv Oblast Military Administration, has noted that lists of those willing to evacuate are being made in the liberated cities, towns and villages of the oblast.
A transit point has been created in Mykolaiv, where people can stay for a week before evacuation. From there, they are being sent to different regions of Ukraine, where places to live have been prepared for them.
Background: On 13 November, Yaroslav Yanushevych, the head of Kherson Oblast State Administration, called on residents of the liberated territories in the region to evacuate due to the high risk of enemy attacks.
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