Shmyhal: Situation in Kyiv is now far from announcing evacuation

Shmyhal: Situation in Kyiv is now far from announcing evacuation

The situation in Kyiv is far from announcing evacuation which can only be used as an emergency measure.

"I will once again return to the topic of the evacuation of the population from Kyiv or another city. An honest conversation is important and correct here. Therefore, I once again emphasize the position of the Government and the concerned departments: evacuation can be used as a last resort, as an emergency step. You should always have a plan B, but now the situation is far from announcing evacuation of any non-frontline city, and even more so the capital," Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal said at the Government meeting.

The energy crews and air defense forces are working, he added.

"We are doing everything possible to restore the full-fledged operation of the power system as soon as possible. The Government, energy companies, local authorities and utility companies are simultaneously continuing preparations for winter. We are purchasing back-up equipment, preparing additional heating points, actively negotiating with international partners on the delivery of the necessary equipment and equipment to Ukraine to quickly repair everything and be ready for different situations," the Head of Government emphasized.

As the Kyiv City State Administration reported earlier, the situation in the capital is under control and there is currently no reason to talk about an emergency situation and the evacuation of the population. The city authorities are making every effort to minimize the consequences of Russia's constant attacks on critical infrastructure facilities for the residents of Kyiv.


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