Kyiv had previously refused
Moscow announces escape routes for Russia
03/10/2022 11:26 pm
So that citizens can leave Ukraine, Moscow now grants daily escape corridors. However, only for Russia, which the Ukrainian government has always refused to do. Now he must agree in a very short time.
The Russian military has announced the establishment of daily evacuation corridors from Ukraine to Russia. “We officially announce that the humanitarian corridors in the direction of the Russian Federation (…) will now be opened unilaterally every day from 10 a.m. (8 a.m. CET),” Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev said. In addition, Moscow has offered the Ukrainian side the evacuation of civilians from Kyiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Mariupol and Chernihiv to other Ukrainian regions, it said.
Kyiv must agree to the relevant routes by 3 a.m. Moscow time (1 a.m. CET) on Friday. Russia is also seeking a list of names of people and vehicles before attempting to pass through the escape corridor. Russian news agency RIA has given this news quoting government officials. The Ukrainian government has so far ruled out escape routes leading to Russia and Belarus.
The situation in Mariupol is dire
Moscow also announced that artisans in the Zhytomyr region should be given access to the former Chernobyl nuclear power plant so that they could repair damaged power lines.
According to observers, the humanitarian situation is now dire, especially in the port city of Mariupol on the Azov Sea. In the last few days, several attempts to evacuate people have failed. Russia and Ukraine accused each other of sabotaging civilian exits and breaking an agreed-upon ceasefire.
According to Ukrainian sources, at least 60,000 people have been evacuated from the cities of Sumy, Trostianets and Krasnopilya in the past two days. About 20,000 people were evacuated from the cities of the Kyiv region on Wednesday.
The Russian military reported that more than 187,000 people had already been repatriated from cities in Ukraine. Even before the invasion of Ukraine began, Moscow began evacuating Russian citizens from the Donbass.
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