The whereabouts of over 200 children whom the self-proclaimed authorities of Sloviansk intended to evacuate from the city were unknown as of Friday evening, spokesman for the counter-terrorism operation (ATO) Vladyslav Selezniov has said.
"At present, we do not know where more than 200 children are. According to information received yesterday, a convoy of five buses tried to leave Sloviansk yesterday, the last place where it was seen was a checkpoint manned by separatists on the outskirts of Sloviansk." According to him, the leadership of the anti-terrorist operation has not received any requests from the self-proclaimed local authorities to create safe conditions for moving the children. "We do not know where the children are," the spokesman said.