«Today we managed to evacuate people from those settlements where active hostilities are taking place» – said Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk, adding that more than 3,3 thousand people were evacuated.
Today, more than 2.7 thousand of Mariupol residents have reached from Mariupol to Zaporizhzhia on their own transport. Unfortunately, the occupiers for the third day have not given permission to the humanitarian convoy to enter the city. However, we do not give up to try.
«All 50 buses for the evacuation of Mariupol residents from Berdyansk, trucks with humanitarian aid and a fuel truck continue to wait at the russian checkpoint before entering the city» – Iryna Vereshchuk said.
The good news is that today all the drivers and rescuers of the State Emergency Service who were captured in Mangush two days ago have been released. They have already joined the column at the entrance to Berdyansk.
Today 117 people were taken from the town of Polohy, including 35 orphan children from a local boarding school. Tomorrow they will be sent to Italy for temporary rehabilitation. Humanitarian aid was also delivered to the city.
It was not possible to evacuate from Melitopol. The humanitarian convoy reached the city in the evening and will continue its movement tomorrow.
There 509 people were evacuated from the villages of Velyka Dymerka, Bohdanivka and the village of Bervytsia to Brovary.
«Tomorrow we plan to continue work on the evacuation of residents of Mariupol and Melitopol. And we will also negotiate the opening of new humanitarian corridors» – Iryna Vereshchuk summed up.