As of March 26, ten humanitarian corridors have been agreed in Ukraine to evacuate people from settlements affected by the Russian invasion. This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister - Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Iryna Vereshchuk.
In the Donetsk region, the evacuation of people on private transport is planned from Mariupol to the city of Zaporizhzhia.
According to Iryna Vereshchuk, Mariupol residents can refuel their cars for free in Berdyansk at 87B Melitopolske Highway. At the same time, due to the blockade of buses by the occupiers at checkpoints, there will be no centralized evacuation of Mariupol residents today.
The Deputy Prime Minister stressed that people can turn to humanitarian headquarters in Berdyansk to get the necessary help and shelter. Their contacts: 3-62-76, 3-52-52, (097) 551-59-17 and (050) 439-75-29. Mariupol residents can also call the call center in the city of Zaporizhzhia: (095) 220-41-11, (067) 220-41-12 and 0800-503-508.
The following routes have been agreed in the Kyiv region:
From the village of Plesetske to the city of Fastiv. The meeting place is the village council building at 57 Tsentralna Street.
From the village of Severynivka to Bilohorodka. The meeting place is 20 Ivana Mazepa Street.
From the urban-type settlement of Borodyanka to Bila Tserkva. The meeting place is 331 Tsentralna Street.
From the villages of Chervona Sloboda, Rozhiv and Sytnyaky to Bila Tserkva. The meeting place is a shopping center at 46 Lesi Ukrainky Street, Chervona Sloboda village.
Evacuation buses will depart from Bila Tserkva, Fastiv and Bilohorodka.
"Slavutych, Dymer, Ivankiv - we hear you and we know that you need routes (for evacuation - ed.). We are working on it," Iryna Vereshchuk stressed.
In the Luhansk region, evacuation buses and humanitarian aid will be sent from the city of Bakhmut. Agreed corridors: from the city of Rubizhne (meeting place - 11 Chekhova Street); from the urban-type settlement of Nyzhne (meeting place - 13 Parkova Street); from the city of Lysychansk (meeting place - GTV, quarter of 40 years of Victory, 324 Sosyury Street); from the city of Popasna (meeting place - 42 Pervomayska Street); from the city of Severodonetsk (meeting place - 28 Khimikiv Avenue) and from the city of Hirske (meeting place - 13 Haharyna Street).
"According to our information, the occupiers have planned a demonstration action today - they are going to forcibly deport ethnic Armenians, Azerbaijanis and Meskhetian Turks from the city of Kherson to the temporarily occupied Ukrainian Crimea... The Russians understand that they are losing control, so they resort to propaganda - take people to Crimea, which is still under their control. However, these steps are futile and criminal," said the Deputy Prime Minister.
Iryna Vereshchuk stressed that Kherson residents are actively and massively protesting against the occupation.
"Kherson and Kherson residents, you are our heroes!" she said.