The Vice Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk chaired the meeting.
The meeting discussed ensuring adequate living conditions for individuals returning to the government-controlled area of Ukraine through the Kolotylivka (russia) – Pokrovka (Ukraine) checkpoint and preparing for winter.
Since August 1st, over 10,000 Ukrainian citizens have successfully returned to Ukraine using this checkpoint. These are primarily individuals from the occupied territories of Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Donetsk, and Luhansk regions.
A temporary stay space has been set aside for people crossing the border. It is equipped with all amenities, including a children’s room.
From there, individuals can take a train to their desired destinations. Additionally, there is organized transportation by bus available to them.
Officials and community groups welcome individuals arriving by train from Sumy to Kyiv daily. There, they get help and support, along with cash assistance from the government at rates of 2 and 3 thousand UAH.
At the meeting, representatives from global and non-government organizations shared updates on giving cash, food, and other aid to people who left Sumy.
Additionally, it was recognized that offering mobile phone starter kits to evacuees is essential.
For help with evacuations, call the Sumy Regional Military Administration hotline at (0542) 77-99-55 or the Ministry of Reintegration hotline at 15-48. If you prefer to send a message via WhatsApp/Telegram/Viber, please use the number (096) 078-84-33.