A total of 8,057 people were evacuated through humanitarian corridors from Ukrainian cities during the day Monday, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Irina Vereshchuk reported.
Specifically, 3,007 civilians from the city of Mariupol managed to reach Zaporizhia, while at least 4,750 people were evacuated from the Kyiv region. In addition, in the Lugansk region, at least 300 people were able to leave the cities of Lisichansk, Severodonetsk and Horski.
“26 buses have arrived in the city of Berdyansk. The difficulties caused by the occupying forces at the checkpoints on the route to Mariupol do not allow the buses to quickly reach the meeting points,” he told Ukraine’s Unian news agency.
“Unfortunately, due to the shelling of the occupying forces, the evacuation of the village of Kozarovichi could not be carried out,” he added, as he stressed in a message on his official Facebook profile.
Vereshchuk has also reported that nearly 45,000 people have been evacuated since the start of the Russian invasion, although according to the Ukrinform news agency, more than 100,000 civilians are still in the city of Mariupol, where the death toll exceeds 3,000 people.
For his part, Kirilo Tymoshenko, “Number Two” of the Office of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, noted that this Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Berdyansk a humanitarian corridor will be opened to the cities of Melekine and Nikolske at 11:00 a.m. (local time ) and that, according to the Ukrainian news agency Interfax, 27 additional buses will be sent from the city of Zaporizhia.