Kherson residents might be evacuated to elsewhere in Ukraine until spring

22 November 2022, 12:38 AM
Kherson was liberated on November 20, 2022 (Photo:REUTERS/Murad Sezer)

Kherson was liberated on November 20, 2022 (Photo:REUTERS/Murad Sezer)

Due to security concerns and problems with infrastructure in recently liberated Kherson, residents might have to be evacuated to other regions in Ukraine, at government’s expense, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories, Iryna Vereshchuk, said in a Telegram post on Nov. 21.

The deputy PM said that the evacuees will be provided with free housing, humanitarian aid, food, and medical support. They will also get help in obtaining IDP certificates and financial assistance from the state and international organizations.

Vereshchuk also wrote how to request evacuation:

·       sign up in-person at the ‘Nezlamnist’ station at Kherson’s Freedom Square;

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·       call the phone line of the Kherson Regional Military Administration at 066 637-49-85 or send text messages at 098 176-16-98;

·       write to the volunteer organization ‘Helping-to-leave’ chat bot:;

·       contact the 24/7 hotline of the Ministry of Reintegration 15-48 or the ministry’s chat bot

Earlier, Iryna Vereshchuk said that voluntary evacuation begins in the liberated territories in Kherson and Mykolaiv oblasts, with the government covering associated costs.

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