Kyiv orphanages and pensions for the elderly may be moved to the suburbs. This was stated by the mayor of the capital, Vitali Klitschko, during the broadcast of the Ukrainian news telethon.
At the same time, the official refused to call this step an evacuation. He preferred the term “temporary relocation”.
“Children’s homes, homes for the elderly, we do not exclude this. In a word, it is impossible to call it an evacuation, and we are also considering such an option for the temporary relocation of some groups of the population, ”Klitschko said.
He added that the people of Kiev should thoroughly prepare in case of a “bad scenario.” The mayor urged fellow citizens to stock up on food, water and warm clothes. He also advised residents of the capital to consider the option of wintering in dachas and suburban homes connected to independent heating and water supply.
Earlier it became known that 70 percent of the housing stock in Kyiv was left without electricity. President of the country Volodymyr Zelensky, in turn, spoke about the difficult situation in half of the regions. Against this background, Finland began to look for ways to urgently deliver energy equipment to Ukraine.