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How to act during de-occupation and possible hostilities on the territory of the Crimean peninsula?

1. Have a plan of action and stay calm, or at least try to - panic destroys, not saves.

2. If you live in the area where the occupier's permanent or mobile military facilities are located, you should leave as soon as possible, away from them. You should evacuate not during, but BEFORE the outbreak of hostilities.

3. Please do not use the "evacuation routes" of the occupiers to avoid becoming hostages of the Russian Federation in the war against Ukraine or a shield for the enemy army.

4. Take into account the possibility of traffic jams when leaving the settlement. We advise you to move within the Crimean peninsula to areas that are safer for the duration of the hostilities. The area near the illegally constructed "Crimean bridge" is NOT safe.

5. In case of evacuation from the settlement, tie a white cloth on the vehicle on all sides, write the word "PEOPLE" (if you are transporting children - "CHILDREN") in bright letters on the rear and side windows.

6. The troops of the occupying country may commit war crimes during their retreat, the whole world has seen this - so in case of hostilities in your city, please stay in shelters.

7. According to the Mission, many bomb shelters on the occupied peninsula are not equipped, closed or simply filled with garbage. Do not trust the false statements of the occupation administrations - take care of your own safety. Prepare shelters with beds in advance, and paint the word "PEOPLE" on the front door with bright paint. Do not hide in ordinary basements and rooms that are not equipped as shelters.

8. If you have pets, prepare a carrier, muzzle and leash, food and water for several days, and a favorite toy for them. Take care of them, do not leave them alone in a locked house.

9. Inform your family and friends in advance about the location of the shelter where you plan to stay in case of hostilities in your city.

10. Keep your phone charged, but be prepared that the occupiers may cut off the connection. Agree with your loved ones on possible alternative means of communication and a place to meet/stay, etc.

11. Familiarize yourself with the first aid procedure, you must be prepared.

12. On the documents or on a separate paper, indicate your blood type and possible allergic reactions to certain medications, diseases you have (diabetes, etc.). Also write down the necessary addresses and contacts of your relatives.

13. Prepare an emergency suitcase:
- find originals and copies of your UKRAINIAN documents (if you have children - theirs too)
- money (withdraw cash in advance) or bank cards of international systems Mastercard/Visa
- a first aid kit: at least a week's supply of the medicines you need with a description of the method of administration and dose, dry and medical alcohol, 2 pairs of rubber gloves, a valve with a film for artificial respiration, bleeding control devices (tourniquet, hemostatic bandage with hemostatic agent) gauze napkins of different sizes and non-sterile gauze bandages, elastic bandages with the possibility of fixation, plasters of different sizes, trauma scissors for cutting the victim's clothing, a large piece of cloth (for fixing the victim's limb), antiseptics (hand sanitizer, alcohol wipes)
- food and water supplies for at least a week (if possible, for several people). It is better to take what can be eaten without preliminary processing and does not take up much space, high-calorie foods of long storage.
- a change of clothes, personal hygiene items
- flashlight, charged powerbank, radio, signaling devices, compass, watch.
- compact tool kit ("multitool"), fork, spoon, knife, garbage bags, notebook, pencil, thread, needles, matches, lighters
- in case of a connection failure, have a paper map of the area or an offline map (download Google maps, not 2Gis - this is a Russian program).

14. When you are in a shelter, share your supplies with those in need. After the end of hostilities, the Ukrainian authorities will provide civilians with the necessary humanitarian aid.

15. If you have a car or other vehicle, fill the tank with gas and have an extra can of fuel.

16. Do not approach windows during shelling and fighting. If you do not have time to take cover, apply the two-wall rule: hide in the hallway, corridor or vestibule.

17. During street fighting, do not leave the shelter, avoid any contact with the occupiers.

18. Do not touch the corpses of Russian soldiers or any objects blocking the roads. Do not forget: when retreating, the occupiers mine the entire territory, even the bodies of their own soldiers.

19. Under no circumstances should you pick up weapons or wear camouflage or clothing in these colors if you are a civilian - you risk becoming a target and/or losing your protected civilian status under international humanitarian law.

20. Wait for the Ukrainian Armed Forces to appear and follow their recommendations: answer questions from the shelters loudly and clearly, follow orders accurately and strictly, and do not provoke discussions with objections - every minute counts.

21. Do not forget that the enemy can disguise themselves in Ukrainian uniforms to mislead the population or discredit the Armed Forces in some way. Be vigilant: the Ukrainian military does NOT commit terrorist acts and does NOT hide behind the local population.

22. If you know about the whereabouts of the occupiers, immediately report it to the Armed Forces or a special bot -, or

23. Trust only official sources of information of the Ukrainian state - the occupiers may deliberately mislead civilians, call for evacuation or leave their homes.

The occupiers want to mobilize me to the Russian army in the occupied territory of Crimea, what should I do?

- Avoid receiving summonses and calls from the occupation "military commissariats" in person. You are not considered to be notified until you have received a summons;

- Official summonses may be sent to Russian mobile applications for the provision of administrative services, so try to uninstall these applications or, to be sure, "lose" your smartphone, change your phone number or temporarily stop using it.

- If you have the opportunity to leave the territory of the occupied Crimean peninsula and the Russian Federation, do it immediately, go to any country you can.

- Be sure to check whether there are no checkpoints on your way out and whether the exit through the "Crimean bridge" is blocked;

- If you are unable to leave, but can hide in the territory of the Russian Federation, consider the possible risks: there are video surveillance cameras with face recognition systems on the streets of Russian cities - if possible, avoid public spaces where there are such cameras;

- If you are unable to leave the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea, leave your place of residence, temporarily change your place of residence and do not inform anyone about it in any way; do not open the door to strangers.

What should I do if I received a summons?

If you receive a draft notice, do NOT go to the military registration and enlistment office, as you will be immediately sent to war. Try to "get lost" again, get sick, disappear. An administrative offense and a fine (from 500 to 3000 rubles) is a very small price to pay than to become "cannon fodder" for the Russian Federation and die on the battlefield.

Take care of your own health, check the list of diseases or injuries that, according to Russian law, will allow you to avoid mobilization or at least postpone it - this is not a one hundred percent guarantee and you may still be illegally mobilized, but there is a chance that you will not pass the medical examination (see the list of diseases in the appendix to the regulation on military medical examination, approved by the State Duma Resolution No. 565 on July 4, 2013).

If you are contacted (by phone, at home, or in the street), do not refuse to fulfill your so-called "military duty" in a conversation, but justify the reasons why you cannot come to the military registration and enlistment office or serve for the time being. For example: for health reasons, status of a son/sibling of a deceased military officer, constant care for relatives with improper health status, status of a guardian or custodian of minor sisters/brothers, raising a child without a mother, having two or more children, studying full-time in educational institutions and part-time, teaching staff of educational organizations, having a child with a disability under three years of age, having a child and a pregnant wife with a gestation period of more than 22 weeks, supporting four or more children under 16 years of age, etc.

Please note that Russia is a corrupt state, and the level of corruption is even higher in the temporarily occupied territories. Be careful, as fraudsters may offer you to obtain certificates of "deferral" and demand bribes, which may result in criminal liability.

I failed to avoid mobilization, how can I surrender to the AFU?

Do not carry out illegal criminal orders that may lead to civilian casualties or destruction of civilian infrastructure - otherwise, such actions will be qualified as international crimes without statute of limitations, so sooner or later you will be held accountable under Ukrainian and international law.

As soon as you get to the territories controlled by the Government of Ukraine, surrender at the first safe opportunity and report that you are a citizen of Ukraine from the occupied territory - even if you do not have supporting documents, we will establish this fact. Ukraine will mark you as "captured in action".

You can surrender to the following law enforcement agencies: The Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard of Ukraine, the National Police, the Territorial Defense Forces, the Security Service of Ukraine, and the State Border Guard Service.

Surrendering is the only way to save your life, as Ukraine adheres to international law and the Geneva Conventions. To plan or already surrender, call or write to any messenger at the following numbers:
+38 066 580 34 98
+38 093 119 29 84.

If you are ready to act, disrupt the mobilization by all possible and impossible means, unite, and resist.

Report the location of enemy troops, headquarters, units and their movements to the special authorities of Ukraine in special bots -,

What are the conditions for admission to higher education institutions for residents from the temporarily occupied territory in 2023?

Apply to the educational centers "Crimea-Ukraine" and "Donbas-Ukraine", which are established on the basis of educational institutions. The applicant may apply to these centers in person, by e-mail or other communication channels.

Admission requirements: based on the results of interviews and without passing the NMT.
How to submit documents: in person or remotely (remotely).

Approximate list of documents to be submitted in person or in the form of a scanned copy (in case of remote submission):

1) application;
2) certificate of external independent evaluation 2019-2021 or results of the national multi-subject test (optional);
3) certificate of registration of an internally displaced person (if you have);
4) an identity document, and in its absence - a birth certificate.
5) four 3×4 cm color photographs;
6) a state-approved document on education and its supplement or a certificate of successful completion of the annual assessment and state final examination (note: in case of remote submission, the center receives the certificate independently from the testing/evaluation institution).

Applicants who apply remotely must come to the educational institution in person, submit the original documents for admission and conclude an education agreement within 3 months after the start of their studies. In case of failure to submit these documents and/or failure to conclude an education agreement within the established timeframe, the order for enrollment is canceled.

The procedure and timing of the oral interview in 2023 will be determined by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine additionally.

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