Kyiv (Times Of Ocean) – The deputy prime minister of Ukraine announced that 2,824 civilians had been evacuated from war zones to safe areas through humanitarian corridors.
“Today, 2,824 people were evacuated from dangerous areas. During the day, 2,622 people reached the city of Zaporizhia from Mariupol by personal vehicles and sent buses. Of them, 213 were evacuated from the city of Mariupol, and the rest from the cities of Polohy, Vasylivka, Melitopol and Berdyansk,” Irina Vereshchuk said in a video message.
In spite of “constant cease-fire violations by the occupiers” in the Luhansk region, 202 people have been evacuated from Lysychansk, Severodonetsk, Rubizhne, Popasna, and Kreminna, she added.
Vereshchuk noted that Russian military blocked some of the buses sent to evacuate people, she, however, said evacuation will continue.
Among others, the EU, the US, and the UK implemented stringent economic penalties against Moscow in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24.
According to UN estimates, at least 1,793 civilians have been killed and 2,439 injured in Ukraine.
UNHCR reports that 4.5 million Ukrainians have also fled to various European nations, with millions more internally displaced.