As already reported, the Russian invaders consistently block the exit from the occupied districts of the Zaporizhzhia Region to the territories, controlled by the government of Ukraine, while at the same time declaring the alleged possibility of leaving Melitopol for the Crimea.
At the same time, the vast majority of people from the occupied mainland south of Ukraine do not want to “escape” from the Russian invaders either in Russia or in the occupied Crimea. As we already wrote, the occupied peninsula is used by internally displaced persons from Mariupol, Melitopol and Kherson, primarily for transit, through exit to Russia and further to third countries.
But this mechanism is possible only for citizens with funds and valid passports, since the occupying “authority” has other proposals for immigrants – the regions of Siberia and the Far East. Understanding this, the rest of the Ukrainian citizens can only strive to get to a safe place, heading north across the front line.
The mass exodus of Melitopol residents to the north contradicts the fantasies of Russian propaganda about the fake “liberation of the city”, where now, it turns out, “you can freely celebrate May 9”.
That is why the Russian invaders block near the village of Vasilyvka for several days now the evacuation columns from the occupied Melitopol, Energodar, Dneprorudny, which were heading to Zaporizhzhia.
In the evacuation convoys, numbering more than a thousand cars with children and women, a dramatic humanitarian situation has developed. It is possible that the Russian invaders are deliberately preparing bloody provocations against the internally displaced persons, as allegedly “traitors of the Russian world, fleeing to the Ukrainian nationalists.”