For more than a year, the Coordination Center for the Mandatory Evacuation of the Population under Martial Law has been in operation

Опубліковано 19 October 2023 року, о 9:07

It was established on July 29, 2022, by the decision of the Government. The head of the Coordination Center is Vice Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk.

It included representatives of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, seven central executive authorities, 24 regional military administrations, the Security Service of Ukraine, and Ukrzaliznytsia.

The main functions of the Coordination Center are to coordinate all branches of government to quickly resolve issues related to the organization and execution of the evacuation.

In addition to operational decisions, the Evacuation Coordination Center works to improve legislation. Several specialized governmental resolutions were adopted. In particular, a resolution on the compulsory evacuation of children in the war zone.

In addition, there were six decisions of regional military administrations on the compulsory evacuation of children with their parents or legal representatives from settlements where hostilities are taking place.

For more than a year, the forced evacuation of the population from Donetsk region has been underway. This was made possible by a decision taken at a meeting of the Coordination Center.

The work of the Coordination Center also includes escorting people returning to the government-controlled territory of Ukraine through the Kolotylivka (russia) – Pokrovka (Ukraine) checkpoint. In particular, to provide humanitarian assistance and ensure their further evacuation to safe regions. To date, more than 10,000 Ukrainian citizens have been able to return to Ukraine through this crossing point.