A mechanism developed by the Coordination Headquarters for Mandatory Evacuation of the Population. Vice Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk took the issue under her personal control.

Source: Ministry for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine.

From now on, regional military administrations will decide on the announcement of an evacuation. It will be coordinated with the military command and the Coordination Headquarters.

The evacuation of children will be as follows:

  • Accompanied by one of the parents;
  • a person in loco parentis;
  • another legal representative.

The refusal of parents or guardians to evacuate a child is not allowed.

“It is the state’s responsibility to protect the life and health of children. The decision made today should encourage parents to take a more balanced approach to the issue of evacuating their children. If adults are not able to take care of the child’s safety, the state should do it,” Iryna Vereshchuk commented.

Currently, only Bakhmut in Donetsk Oblast meets the criteria for forced evacuation of children from combat zones.

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