8 Apr 2022 13:17

Total of 4,676 persons evacuated on Thursday, ten humanitarian corridors to open on Friday - Ukrainian authorities

KYIV. April 8 (Interfax-Ukraine) - A total of 4,676 persons were evacuated in Ukraine on Thursday, deputy chief of the Ukrainian presidential office Kyrylo Tymoshenko said.

"A total of 4,676 persons were evacuated today. Personal vehicles were used by 1,205 people evacuated from Mariupol to Zaporizhzhya, as well as 2,051 people evacuated from Berdyansk, Rodi, Vasylivka and Melitopol to Zaporizhzhya. Evacuation buses were used by 1,420 people to evacuate from Lysychansk, Sievierodonetsk, Rubizhne, and Kremenna in the Luhansk region," Tymoshenko said on Telegram in the early hours of Friday.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories Iryna Vereshchuk said on Friday morning that ten humanitarian corridors were approved for April 8.

These include a Mariupol-Zaporizhzhya corridor in the Donetsk region to be used by personal vehicles.

In the Zaporizhzhya region, there will be humanitarian corridors between Berdyansk and Zaporizhzhya (for both personal vehicles and buses), between Tokmak and Zaporizhzhya (for personal vehicles and buses), between Melitopol and Zaporizhzhya (for personal vehicles) and between Enerhodar and Zaporizhzhya (for personal vehicles).

In the Luhansk region, humanitarian corridors will be available between Sievierodonetsk and Bakhmut, Lysychansk and Bakhmut, Popasna and Bakhmut, Horne and Bakhmut, and Rubizhne and Bakhmut, Vereshchuk said on Telegram.