Humanitarian corridors to open in seven settlements of Ukraine today

3 April, 03:18 PM
Evacuation transport (Photo:REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)

Evacuation transport (Photo:REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)

Ukraine plans to open seven humanitarian corridors for the evacuation of the local population from conflict zones on April 3, according to a statement made by the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk.

Work continues on the evacuation of people through the humanitarian corridor from Mariupol to Zaporizhyzhia. There are 17 buses at present near Berdyansk. Ten of them are intended for the evacuation of Mariupol citizens and locals from Berdyansk.

“If the buses are not allowed to enter the city, we kindly request people to go to the checkpoint at the entrance to the city – they will be waiting for you there,” the deputy prime minister said.

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Seven buses will also try to drive closer to Mariupol, accompanied by the International Committee of the Red Cross. In addition, it is reported that it is possible to drive along the corridor from Mariupol to Zaporizhzhia in private vehicles.

Evacuations are planned from the cities of Sievierodonetsk, Popasna, Lysychansk, Rubizhne and the village of Nyzhnie in Luhansk Oblast.

“To start, we are waiting for a ceasefire from the side of the invaders,” Vereshchuk said.

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