Russian occupiers preventing evacuation of children from Russian-controlled parts of Mykolaiv Oblast

12 August, 12:23 PM
Vitaliy Kim (Photo:Teun Voeten / Sipa USA via Reuters Connect)

Vitaliy Kim (Photo:Teun Voeten / Sipa USA via Reuters Connect)

Russian occupiers in the Russian-controlled parts of Mykolaiv Oblast prevented the evacuation of 1,100 children trapped there to safer areas, Mykolaiv Oblast regional governor Vitaliy Kim said in a comment to Ukrainian public broadcaster Suspilne on Aug. 12.

He also noted that Ukraine continues to support the residents of the occupied territories.

“The Russians don’t allow children to be taken to a safe place - not through the green corridor, nor through any other way,” Kim said.

“We still pay salaries to our enterprises and we support people the best we can. I won’t tell you more, but soon everything will be fine.”

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On Aug. 11, invading Russian forces used Smerch multiple launch rocket systems to fire at port infrastructure in Mykolaiv Oblast.

Mykolaiv has seen almost constant attacks since the start of the full-scale Russian invasion, given its strategic location near the Black Sea front and its role as a major shipping center for Ukrainian goods.

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