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Voluntary evacuation from the liberated Kherson and Mykolaiv oblasts has now begun, and the state is paying all related costs.
Source: Ukrinform, citing Iryna Vereshchuk, Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories, and Vitalii Kim, Head of the Mykolaiv Oblast Military Administration
Quote from Vereshchuk: "Voluntary evacuation from the liberated territories in the south of Ukraine has already begun, and the state is paying all costs and taking all responsibility associated with this process. This means that everyone can leave for safer regions if they wish, and the state will provide for their transportation, accommodation, medical care, etc.
Our task is to reach everyone and offer them a chance to leave through Mykolaiv or Kryvyi Rih and go to the western oblasts of Ukraine. We have the funds for this, we have understanding and, most importantly, experience... because we have already done this in Kharkiv Oblast, Donetsk Oblast, etc."
Details: Meanwhile Vitalii Kim, Head of the Mykolaiv Oblast Military Administration, noted that lists of those wishing to evacuate are being drawn up in the liberated cities, towns and villages of the oblast.
A transit point has been set up in Mykolaiv where people can stay for a week before evacuation. From there, they are being sent to various regions of Ukraine, where accommodation has been prepared for them.
Background: On 13 November, Yaroslav Yanushevych, Head of the Kherson Oblast State Administration, called on residents of the liberated territories in the oblast to evacuate due to the high risk of enemy attacks.