11 Apr 2022 16:04

Over 2,800 people evacuated via humanitarian corridors on April 10 - Deputy PM Vereshchuk

KYIV. April 11 (Interfax-Ukraine) - As many as 2,824 people were evacuated via humanitarian corridors on Sunday, April 10, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk said.

"In total, 2,622 people from Mariupol and Berdyansk have evacuated by their own vehicles and buses to Zaporizhzhya. Of them, 213 are Mariupol residents, and 2,409 are residents of the cities of the Zaporizhzhya region (Rody, Vasylivka, Berdyansk, and Melytopil)," Vereshchuk said on the social media.

As many as 202 people were evacuated from the towns of Lysychansk, Severodonetsk, Rubizhne, Kreminna, and Popasna in the Luhansk region.

Vereshchuk also said on Telegram on Monday that on April 11 the operation of nine humanitarian corridors had been agreed upon.

"In the Zaporizhzhya region [...], buses sent from Zaporizhzhya are waiting to pass through at the checkpoint in Vasylivka," the minister said.

The humanitarian corridors from Berdyansk, Tokmak and Enerhodar to Zaporizhzhya have also been agreed.

The passages from Severodonetsk, Lysychansk, Popasna, the village of Horske and Rubizhne to Bakhmut have been agreed upon in the Luhansk region.

Meanwhile, more than 4,500 people were evacuated from the Donetsk, Luhansk, and Zaporizhzhya regions on Saturday, Deputy Head of the Ukrainian Presidential Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko said.

"On April 9, 4,532 people were evacuated. By their own vehicles, 192 people from Mariupol to Zaporizhzhya, 3,233 people from Polohy, Vasylivka, Berdyansk, Tokmak, Melytopil and Enerhodar to Zaporizhzhya. By evacuation buses, 578 people from Lysychansk, Severodonetsk, Rubizhne, Kreminna, and Popasna, and 529 people from Melytopil to Zaporizhzhya," he said on Telegram.

Since February 24, 114,125 people, including 29,405 children, have been evacuated to Zaporizhzhya via a humanitarian corridor, Tymoshenko said.