All families with children evacuated from Ugledar

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The crew of the White Angel took all the children out of the constantly shelled Vuhledar, Donetsk region. The last to be taken out was the 15-year-old son of a priest, who was the only minor in the city. This was reported by the press service of the Donetsk region police.

“Risking their lives, the “white angels” carried out another rescue operation and took out the boy with his family during the shooting battle. The family is currently safe. As of today, the situation in Ugledar remains tense. More than 300 adults remain in the city who refuse to leave their hometown,” the message says.

It is reported that a local priest with his wife and three children aged 19, 18 and 15, despite the persuasion of law enforcement officers, categorically refused to leave Vugledar.

“The multi-storey building, in the basement of which the family settled, is located on the outskirts of the city, a kilometer from the occupying troops. Despite the fact that relatives were waiting for the whole family in a safer settlement, the parents were sure that their basement was the safest place in Ukraine. The police did not stop trying to persuade the family to evacuate, because staying in the city is deadly. During each visit to Vuhledar, law enforcement officers carried out preventive work with parents and children, talked about the advantages of evacuation. Finally, despite the dissatisfaction of some family members, law enforcement officers managed to persuade the head of the family to evacuate,” the press service reports.

The police report that the evacuation crew took the family to their grandmother in Kurakhovo in an armored vehicle.

“Law enforcement officers did not receive words of gratitude from the family taken out of hell, only their grandmother sincerely thanked the “white angels” for saving her relatives. The police will monitor the further fate of the evacuated family. All the efforts of the White Angel crews are aimed at evacuating people from the combat zone to safe areas. The priority direction is families with children. Children should live in safety, not in basements under shelling,” the message says.