Regular and mobile post offices reopen in 61% of liberated settlements in Kharkiv Oblast

21 November 2022, 02:12 PM
Ukrposhta plans to reopen the post office in Vovchansk this week (Photo:Ukrposhta/Facebook)

Ukrposhta plans to reopen the post office in Vovchansk this week (Photo:Ukrposhta/Facebook)

Ukrposhta (the Ukrainian national post operator) has reopened stationary or mobile offices in the liberated part of Kharkiv Oblast, and pensioners can now receive pensions there, Kharkiv Regional Military Administration reported on its site on Nov. 19.

A typical post office can provide services to up to six settlements, while a mobile post office can cover up to 14 settlements, the report reads.

Director of the Kharkiv Directorate of Ukrposhta, Yuriy Savchenko, said this week that the post office in Vovchansk had reopened, while the post offices in Balaklia, Izium, Kupiansk etc. had reopened earlier.

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In total, 61% of the liberated settlements in Kharkiv Oblast already have access to national post services. However, travel is forbidden in part of the region for security reasons.

"We have no access to the road that leads from Vovchansk in the south-eastern direction,” Savchenko said.

“Also, we aren't allowed to Dvorichansk and the surrounding area. Luckily, we were allowed to the eastern banks of the Siversky Donetsk River in Kupiansk District. The payment period is to be prolonged as people haven't received their pensions for several months."

Up to 730,000 people receive pension payments in Kharkiv Oblast, with 166,000 of them living in areas liberated from Russian occupation.

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