Government advises Kherson residents to evacuate

26 December 2022, 01:27 PM
The consequences of shelling Kherson on December 24 (Photo:Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS)

The consequences of shelling Kherson on December 24 (Photo:Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS)

Kherson authorities are advising residents of the city to evacuate due to constant Russian shelling, the Ministry of Reintegration wrote on Facebook on Dec. 26.

“Enemy shelling in liberated Kherson does not stop and is becoming more and more frequent and massive,” the Ministry explained, noting that the security situation in the city been very tense in recent days.

Evacuating residents will be provided with free shelter, housing assistance, cash payments, and social guarantees, the Ministry stated.

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Residents can apply for evacuation in a number of ways — contacting a special hotline, using a chatbot, contacting a volunteer organization, or contacting the Ministry of Reintegration via phone or messenger.

On the morning of Dec. 24, Russian troops launched a massive attack on the center of Kherson using Grad multiple rocket launchers. Ten people perished in the attack. 68 were injured, with 18 of them in serious condition.

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