They are to be evacuated soon.

About 100 children are currently staying in the communities of Kupiansk district, Kharkiv region, where forced evacuation has been announced. The head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, told this during the telethon United News.

“These people have the same motivation – not wanting to leave and lose their property. We explain that the safety of children should come first. That is why we have announced a forced evacuation. The police are conducting explanatory work on the ground. And people are still listening,” the statement said.

According to Syniehubov, all evacuees receive free temporary housing and ongoing material and legal support from international humanitarian organizations.

“Most people do not want to move to other regions. We can resettle people in Kharkiv and within the Kharkiv region, where it is safer. We also send people to the western and central regions of Ukraine if they wish,” said the head of the region.

What to know about the forced evacuation in Kupyansk district

The Coordination Headquarters for the Compulsory Evacuation of the Population supported the decision to conduct a forced evacuation of families with children from the territories of the communities of Kupyansk district.

The Defense Council made the preliminary decision on such evacuation of Kharkiv region. In particular, families with children are to be evacuated from the following settlements: Kindrashivka, Tyshchenkivka, Kupyansk, Kupyansk-Vuzlovyi, Kivsharivka, Hlushkivka, Kolisnykivka, Kurylivka, Novoosynove, and Podoly. At the time of consideration of this issue by the Regional Defense Council, there were 275 children in these settlements.

In addition, according to the decision of the Defense Council, children will be banned from entering these communities. Also, children can be evacuated with at least one parent or guardian.

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