The Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk reported on how the evacuation took place on Saturday.
From Mariupol and Berdyansk
– 3425 people arrived in Zaporizhzhia by their own transport and evacuation buses.
▪️192 – Mariupol residents;
▪️3233 – residents of cities of Zaporizhzhia region (Pology, Vasylivka, Berdyansk, Tokmak, Melitopol and Energodar).
Today 529 residents of Melitopol managed to release the buses seized by the occupiers and evacuate them.
However, the occupying forces refused to allow buses to evacuate people from Berdyansk, Tokmak and Energodar on a pre-agreed route. The transport returned to Zaporozhzhia. Tomorrow we will try to get to the mentioned cities again to evacuate the citizens.
578 people were evacuated from the cities of Lysychansk, Severodonetsk, Rubizhne, Kreminna and Popasna in Luhansk region.