After arriving in Lviv, President Zelensky listened to the report of the local leadership on the organization of the evacuation of citizens from war zones, before handing out awards to injured soldiers. Below is a full statement from the office of the President. 

In total, since the beginning of the war, more than 3.8 million people have been evacuated by railway, including 600,000 – abroad. Temporary accommodation points were set up for them, food, medical assistance and further transportation to other countries, if there was such a desire, was provided to them, too.

Evacuation from Lviv outside Ukraine was carried out by trains and buses. More than 76,000 citizens were transported by bus.

Currently, on the initiative of the President’s Office at the Lviv railway station, evacuees are provided with assistance in obtaining temporary housing in safer regions in the framework of the “Where they are waiting for you” program.

Image courtesy of Ukrainian President’s Office.

The President also visited servicemen wounded during hostilities, who are being treated in one of the city’s medical facilities.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy inquired about their well-being, thanked them for their service and selfless defense of the Homeland, and presented state awards.

The Head of State was told that since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine, more than 9,000 servicemen (more than 3,400 wounded, about 2,100 traumatized and almost 3,600 sick) have undergone treatment at the medical facility.

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In addition, the President took part in a ceremony honoring the memory of Ukrainian warriors who died in the war against the Russian invaders.

The ceremony took place on the Field of Mars of the Lychakiv Cemetery. Those killed in the Russian-Ukrainian war have been buried in the central part of the cemetery since April 2022.

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