More than 3 million people are currently in Kyiv overnight, about 350,000 of whom are internally displaced.
Source: Vitalii Klychko, Mayor of Kyiv, on a 24-hour news broadcast
Quote: “Just over 3 million people spend the night in our city, and many more come in from the oblast during the day. Of the 3 million who spend the night there, 350,000 are internally displaced persons. That is, one in ten people in our city are people from other regions looking for support.”
Details: The presenter also asked the mayor whether New Year celebrations are planned in Kyiv and whether a Christmas tree will be put up in the city centre.
Quote: “First of all, we have to start with security – that’s the key issue. No one will cancel New Year and Christmas. But as for celebrations… I’m sure everyone can celebrate with their family. But there will 100% be no large-scale celebrations.
As for the Christmas tree, we’re looking into having a Christmas tree right now. Closer to the New Year, we’ll be able to be more specific.”