Ukraine Urges Evacuations as Pressure on Electricity Grid Intensifies

Updated Nov. 20, 2022 9:36 am ET

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ODESSA, Ukraine—Ukrainian officials encouraged people from recently recaptured territories to evacuate, as the country tries to ease the strain on its damaged electric grid ahead of the winter.

Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said Saturday that evacuations from recently reclaimed territory in the southern Kherson region would be voluntary, and that the state would pay the cost of transportation.

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