Ukraine evacuates 283 children from frontline Kupyansk district, Kharkiv region
Forced evacuation continues in the communities of Kupyansk district of the Kharkiv region: as of Saturday, 18 November, 283 children have been evacuated from the frontline areas
This was announced by the head of the Kharkiv Region State Administration Oleh Syniehubov
"As of November 18, 283 children have been evacuated from the dangerous communities of Kupyansk district," he wrote.
The head of the region also noted that there are still 12 children in the communities who are subject to evacuation. The evacuation of people to safe regions continues.
Forced evacuation from Kupyansk district of Kharkiv region
On October 27, the Kharkiv Regional Defense Council decided to forcibly evacuate families with children from Kupyansk district due to constant shelling.
Children will be taken out with at least one of their parents or another guardian. The forced evacuation procedure takes place in several stages. First, parents are informed where they can go and what assistance will be provided. Then they discuss their readiness and a specific date. After that, volunteers or the Red Cross arrive with the support of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, together with the police and the children's service, to help pack and move the family.
All evacuees are provided with housing and support from international humanitarian organisations.
Later, the head of the Kupyansk district military administration, Andriy Kanashevych, said that during the evacuation they had faced misunderstanding from parents, as they believed that the settlements were safe enough.