Two-thirds of residents of Donetsk region have already left the region – the head of the OVA – UNIAN

For a smooth passage of the heating season, this part should increase even more.

Now enemy shelling is carried out almost throughout the entire region / photo: Donetsk region

From Donetsk region two-thirds of the population have already been evacuated, now about 250 thousand inhabitants remain in the region.

This was announced by the head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration Pavel Kirilenko during the national telethon.

According to him, for a smooth passage of the heating season, this share should increase even more.

“Of course, the pace is very low and most people have no desire to leave. But this is as of now. The summer period has not yet ended. We understand that with the onset of cold weather, people will act differently. If we say that the evacuation is slow, then this a category of people who do not want to leave until the very end,” he said.

Kirilenko once again stressed that no one would forcibly relocate people and added that now enemy shelling was being carried out almost throughout the entire region.

As UNIAN reported, on July 29 the Cabinet of Ministers created Headquarters for the evacuation of residents of the Donetsk region. The state will introduce mandatory evacuation of the population from the non-occupied areas of the Donetsk region before the start of the heating season.

July 31 Vice Prime Minister – Minister for the Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Irina Vereshchuk told the algorithm of actions for those who must evacuate from the Donetsk region. According to her, it is necessary to evacuate 200-220 thousand people. At the same time, she stressed that no one would force people to leave. They have the option to refuse evacuation in writing.

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