Ukraine’s official speaks on mandatory evacuation of children from Kupyansk region
The head of the Kupyansk district military administration, Andriy Kanashevych, said that they plan to complete the evacuation of children in the Kindrashivka community. He also disclosed details of the procedure for forced evacuation and placement
He told this on Espreso TV.
"As of yesterday evening, according to our estimates, we have 99 children left - 190 we have already taken out or they left on their own. Today or tomorrow, I hope, we will complete the evacuation process in the Kindrashivka community," Kanashevych explained.
The head of the district military administration said that they plan to increase the pace of evacuation from the left bank of the Oskil River, namely from the settlements of Kupyansk and Kurylivka communities.
"There, we faced some misunderstanding among parents as to why they need to leave, as they say that there hasn't been any shelling for a long time and some places, as they see it, are safe enough," he said.
The procedure of forced evacuation 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 up and take the family out.
"If they have a place to go to their relatives, they are taken to their relatives, if they need to be provided with housing, they are taken to Kharkiv. A hostel has been set up there, where they can stay temporarily, and if they want to stay in such a troubled time, they can stay as long as they need," added Andriy Kanashevych.
Ukrainian Land Forces Commander Oleksandr Syrskyi said that the Russians are actively attacking and increasing their efforts in the area of Kupyansk forest, but were forced to stop the offensive in the Yahidne-Kupyansk-Vuzlovyi area because they suffered significant losses.