Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk predicts the extension of the compulsory evacuation to a number of areas affected by the hostilities.
"Compulsory evacuation from the Donetsk region is carried out for the first time and it is the only one so far. But our forecasts and our analysis indicate that it will continue in other regions. We see the situation worsening right now. With the arrival of the autumn-winter heating season, it will definitely worsen, and the provision of heat through the heating networks will be significantly complicated", Vereshchuk said at a briefing at the National Media Center "Ukraine".
The deputy prime minister noted that heating and electricity facilities are likely to be targets of enemy attacks. "We understand: not all of them can be repaired. And we understand that some cities and villages, for example in Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Kharkiv regions, may be left without livelihood, heat, and, most importantly, without light, which is also important," noted Vereshchuk.
As reported, on August 2, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decided on the mandatory evacuation of the population of Donetsk Region. The Cabinet also ordered the mandatory evacuation of the population of Donetsk Region to safe areas in Vinnytsya, Volyn, Zhitomyr, Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kirovograd, Lviv, Poltava, Rivne, Ternopil, Khmelnytskyi, Cherkasy, and Chernivtsi regions.