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PRESS RELEASE : Regular evacuation routes were opened in the Kyiv and Luhansk regions – Iryna Vereshchuk

The press release issued by the President of Ukraine on 13 March 2022.

Regular humanitarian corridors for the evacuation of residents of settlements affected by the shelling were open in Ukraine on March 13 at 9:00. This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister – Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk.

“Yesterday, as you remember, a convoy of humanitarian cargo left Zaporizhzhia for Mariupol via Berdyansk. They are now in Berdyansk and moving in the direction of Mariupol. I sincerely hope that I will report on the positive result in the evening,” she said.

According to the Deputy Prime Minister, the following corridors are opening in the Kyiv direction today:

25 evacuation buses will depart from Borodyanka to Zhytomyr (they will arrive in Borodyanka from Piskivka).

From the village of Svitylnia in the direction of Brovary, where buses will arrive. The evacuation will take place on the route Svitylnia – Ploske – Hoholiv – Krasylivka – Kvitneve – Brovary.

From the village of Peremoha in the direction of the city of Kyiv (Peremoha – Lukyanivka – Lukashi – Korniivka – Nedra – Sadove – Berezan – Boryspil – Kyiv). Buses for evacuation of people will be sent on a route from the city of Kyiv.

From the village of Velyka Dymerka in the direction of Brovary, from where buses will be sent.

Humanitarian corridors will be open in the Luhansk region as well:

From Kreminna to Lyman. Buses to evacuate people will be sent from Bakhmut.

From the city of Rubizhne to the city of Slovyansk, Donetsk region (Rubizhne – Severodonetsk – Lysychansk – Slovyansk (via Bakhmut).

From the city of Popasna, Luhansk region, to the city of Slovyansk, Donetsk region (Popasna – Bakhmut – Slovyansk).

From the village of Hirske, Luhansk region, to the city of Slovyansk, Donetsk region (Hirske – Lysychansk – Bakhmut – Slovyansk).

From the city of Shchastya, Luhansk region to the city of Slovyansk, Donetsk region (Shchastya – Novoaydar – Severodonetsk – Lysychansk – Slovyansk).

According to Iryna Vereshchuk, shelling is taking place in Severodonetsk.

“We hope that the shelling will be ceased, the ceasefire will be observed and the timely evacuation of people will begin,” she said.

The Deputy Prime Minister also addressed the people who decide to move outside the humanitarian corridors: “Please listen to the information we provide, and if there is an open corridor, look for information about collection points through alerts, through people, because otherwise it will be very dangerous for your life and the lives of your children and loved ones.”

Iryna Vereshchuk also called on the Russian side to release SES officer Oleksiy Danchenko, who accompanied the convoy on an agreed humanitarian route in Bilohorodka and is currently in Hostomel.

“We demand the release of Oleksiy Danchenko. We agreed on a humanitarian route, and he performed his duty in accordance with the agreements,” she said.