There are hostilities in Bucha, Irpin, Hostomel and nearby villages near Kyiv. They are partly taken over by the occupying forces and there is no access to them. There are residents in these settlements whose lives are under threat.
Practically all the time people are hiding in basements, without electricity, heat, the ability to restock food, water or medicines. Often they are unable to return to their houses because they have been destroyed by shelling or bombing. It is impossible to help and free those who are under rubble, injured and in need of urgent medical care.
The State Emergency Service of Ukraine reports that as of 8 a.m. on 7 March 2022, according to public requests, about 4,400 people in Bucha district require evacuation, they are in shelters, basements of houses, facilities, cottage houses and under rubble.
United territorial community of Bucha – more than 1,200 people, including:
- over 450 people in the city of Bucha at 9 Nekrasova Street and in the basement of the lyceum on Vokzalnaya Street. People are under rubble and cannot get out on their own;
- over 700 people in Vorzel settlement;
- others are in villages: Babyntsi, Rakivka, Ozerne, Myrotske, Blystavytsya and Lisova Bucha.
United territorial community of Irpin – more than 850 people, including:
- about 800 people in Irpin at 106 and 124 Mechnikova Street people are under rubble and cannot get out on their own;
- more than 50 people in Mykhailivka-Rubezhivka village.
Gostomel settlement – more than 800 people, including those at 28 Franko Street, 8A Zhyvopysny alley, 3D Svyatopokrovska Street, 3G and 3D Nova Street. People are under rubble and cannot get out on their own.
United territorial community of Borodyanka – about 800 people, including:
- over 710 people in Borodyanka settlement at 359, 326 and 371 Centralnaya Street. People are under rubble and cannot get out on their own;
- others are in villages: Shybene, Nove Zalissya, and Krasnyi Rih.
United territorial community of Makariv – more than 650 people, including:
- over 150 people in Makariv settlement at 32, Heroiv Krut Street. People are under rubble and cannot get out on their own;
- over 410 people – in Mykolaivka village;
- others are in villages: Kolonshchyna, Kopyliv, Severynivka, Berezivka, Plakhtyanka, Czervona Girka and Havronshchyna.
United territorial community of Nemishaievo – over 65 people (villages of Nemishaievo, Mykulychi, Poroskoten, Klavdiyevo-Tarasovo).
United territorial community of Dmytriv – more than 30 people (villages: Myla, Hurivshchyna).
To save people, it is necessary to stop the hostilities in the area, create humanitarian corridors, allow rescuers in and take away all the victims.
Unfortunately, the Russian occupiers are deliberately using the inhabitants of these settlements as hostages who serve as human shields.
We appeal to the international community, the leadership of NATO, world leaders, the International Committee of the Red Cross, all those who can influence the aggressor state to allow civilians to evacuate from these settlements to safer locations and prevent a humanitarian disaster and new human casualties in this war unleashed by Russia.
Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union
Human Rights Centre ZMINA
Social Action Centre
Regional Centre for Human Rights
Human Rights Vector
NGO Donbass SOS
Luhansk Human Rights Centre “Alternatyva”
Centre for Civil Liberties
Kharkiv Regional Foundation Public Alternative
Charitable Foundation Human And Law
Open Dialogue Foundation