Ukrainians who found themselves on temporarily occupied territories now have the option to return to Ukrainian-controlled territory through the “Kolotylivka-Pokrovka” checkpoint. The border between the Sumy and Belgorod regions in Russia has seen the revival of the Kolotylivka-Pokrovka crossing point, offering Ukrainian citizens the opportunity to come back from areas under occupation, as reported by Visit Ukraine.
At the Ukrainian border, a humanitarian center is operational, providing free psychological, legal, and humanitarian assistance. It also offers accommodation and transportation to Sumy or other cities in Ukraine.
For those interested, there’s an additional option to evacuate from the Sumy region via a dedicated evacuation train, Sumy-Kyiv. This train operates daily, departing at 6:47 AM and arriving in Kyiv at 11:41 AM. Furthermore, the Kyiv Regional State Administration will accommodate evacuees in a modular settlement in the Vyshhorod district. Upon arrival, Ukrainian Post distributes 3,000 hryvnias to each individual for children and persons with disabilities, and 2,000 hryvnias for all other individuals.
The reopening of the Kolotylivka-Pokrovka checkpoint showcases the Ukrainian government’s commitment to assisting its citizens who were affected by the occupation of certain territories. The establishment of a humanitarian center and the provision of various forms of support underscore the nation’s focus on ensuring the well-being and safety of its citizens, even in challenging circumstances. The availability of different options for returning to Ukrainian-controlled regions highlights the government’s dedication to facilitating the return of its citizens and helping them reintegrate into their communities.