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  • Iryna Vereshchuk: The state facilitates in every possible way to ensure that Ukrainian citizens freely enter the territory controlled by the Government

    "It is possible and necessary to leave through the humanitarian corridor Kolotylivka - Pokrovka!" said Iryna Vereshchuk, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories, commented on the reopening of the mentioned crossing point on the border of Belgorod and Sumy regions. She reminded that it had started functioning on August 5. Since then, hundreds of people have been crossing it daily in the direction of Sumy.

    The Deputy Prime Minister clarified that free buses run from Pokrovka to Krasnopillia. The first reception points are located there, where people can take a break, receive medical and humanitarian aid, as well as all the necessary information for further movement. In particular, there is a special evacuation train from Sumy to Kyiv, shuttle buses to Kharkiv, financial aid payments, etc.

    Iryna Vereshchuk also emphasized that the state was doing everything possible to ensure that our citizens could freely get to the government-controlled territory. For example, if there are problems with the availability of documents.

    "If a child has only a birth certificate, our border service will let them through. If there is no passport, but there is any other certificate or document, it is also possible. The occupiers can take away or destroy a passport. Often, people cannot decide to leave the dangerous territories because of its absence. I urge everyone to use this opportunity and move to the government-controlled territory through the existing humanitarian corridor," the Deputy Prime Minister summarized.