One week of evacuation from the Donetsk region has passed: more than 2,000 people were evacuated

During the first week of mandatory evacuation, more than 2,000 people were evacuated from the Donetsk region, – press office of the Ministry of Reintegration.

There are women, children, the elderly, and people with limited mobility among the evacuees.

Moreover, three Ukrainian children were taken out from the territory of Russia.

“Nowadays, 50 children illegally taken to the Russian Federation have been returned to Ukraine”, – the department concluded.

Earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on all residents of the Donetsk region to evacuate to other regions of the country.

The reasons for the mandatory evacuation were because of:

  • the danger of the offensive of the Russian troops in the Donbas;
  • the inability to start the heating season in the region. This is due to the damage caused by the Russians to the gas pipeline and water supply lines.

The first trainload of evacuees from the war-torn Donetsk region in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region arrived in Kropyvnytsky, in the Kirovohrad region in the south-central part of the country, on Aug. 2.

Today, nearly 250 000 people are estimated to remain in the controlled region, – the head of the Donetsk regional military administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko.

Two-thirds of the population of the Donetsk region left the region after February 24.

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