12 Apr 2022 11:54

Ukrainian Deputy PM Vereshchuk: 4,354 people evacuated on Monday

KYIV. April 12 (Interfax-Ukraine) - As many as 4,354 people were evacuated in Ukraine on Monday, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories Iryna Vereshchuk said.

"As many as 4,354 people were evacuated; 3,854 people travelled on their own vehicles and by bus from Mariupol and Berdyansk for evacuation to Zaporizhzhya, 556 of them being Mariupol residents and 3,298 residents of towns in the Zaporizhzhya region (Polohy, Vasylivka, Berdyansk, and Melitopol)," Vereshchuk wrote on Telegram on Tuesday.

Over 500 other people were evacuated from Lysychansk, Severodonetsk, Rubizhne, Kreminna, and Popasna in the Luhansk region, she said.

Nine humanitarian corridors have been agreed upon for Tuesday, April 12, assuming that people would leave Mariupol for Zaporizhzhya on private vehicles, Vereshchuk said.

Humanitarian corridors have also been arranged from Berdyansk, Tokmak, and Enerhodar to Zaporizhzhya, she said.

"Evacuation from towns in the Zaporizhzhya region would be arranged on private vehicles. In addition, buses dispatched from Zaporizhzhya are waiting at a checkpoint in Vasylivka for permission to pass," she said.

People should also be evacuated from Severodonetsk, Lysychansk, Popasna, Hirne, and Rubizhne to Bakhmut.