Since the occupiers introduced passes for leaving the temporarily occupied south, the number of Ukrainians leaving the region has decreased many times.
Until October, Ukrainians were leaving the TOT in a standing order, passing checks at checkpoints. At that time, on average, about 2,000 people left per day. However, the Russians then issued exit passes, which are actually exit permits.
Since then, the number of people allowed to leave the region has decreased many times. And if in October this figure was about 800 people per week, then in November the Russians released that many in a month.
The practice of refusing to leave demonstrates the true reason for the Russians’ “concern” about the residents of the region, where they themselves practice “evacuation.” The occupiers first create a humanitarian crisis. Then the enemy deliberately delays the consideration of applications and rejects them, prompting residents to leave the Russian Federation in order to assimilate the “refugees” and change the demographic composition of the TOT.