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Official says no plans for mass evacuation from Kherson Region

"What matters today is saving people’s lives because shelling continues," Kirill Stremousov said

KHERSON, October 13. /TASS/. The appeal by Vladimir Saldo, the acting head of the Kherson Region’s military-civilian administration, to the Russian government asking to help to take people to some other regions of the country doesn’t mean the region plans a mass evacuation, Kirill Stremousov, deputy head of the Kherson regional military-civilian administration, told TASS on Thursday.

"There’s no evacuation. Russia’s regions used to help us. There’s now an appeal [to the country’s government] by acting governor [Vladimir Saldo] related to the increased frequency of shelling of not only Kherson, but also the Berislav district and some other districts of the Kherson Region for a temporary relocation to the Crimean Republic and the Rostov, Krasnodar and Stavropol regions. What matters today is saving people’s lives because shelling continues. But nobody is retreating, evacuating or going to leave the territory of the Kherson Region," Stremousov said.