Nine humanitarian corridors to open in Ukraine today for evacuation of civilians and delivery of goods - list

17 March 2022, 05:41 PM

As of Thursday, March 17, nine humanitarian corridors have been agreed in Ukraine to evacuate civilians and deliver goods amid a full-scale Russian invasion of the country, according to the Minister for the Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk.

The following routes are available:

From the city of Mariupol, Donetsk Oblast to the city of Zaporizhzhya. Buses will leave Zaporizhzhya and Berdyansk for Mariupol, and a fuel tank will also be sent to refuel private cars.

From the town of Borodyanka, Kyiv Oblast to the city of Zhytomyr.

From the village of Shevchenkove to the town of Brovary, Kyiv Oblast.

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From the city of Kharkiv to the city of Vovchansk, Kharkiv Oblast.

The settlements of Hostomel, Bucha, Semypolky, Markivtsi, and Opanasiv in Kyiv Oblast will be provided with humanitarian aid of food and medicine.

“We continue to work on developing routes for the delivery of humanitarian aid to all surrounded and captured cities,” Iryna Vereshchuk added.

In Ukraine, people are being evacuated daily from the country’s conflict zones, where Russian military forces are destroying Ukrainian cities. In a number of cases, the invaders have shelled evacuation convoys.

Russian dictator Vladimir Putin on Feb. 24 at 0500.declared the start of “a special military operation” against Ukraine.

March 17 is the 22nd day of a full-scale war against Russia. The Russian in-vaders are advancing from the north, east and south, shelling peaceful cities from artillery and from the air.

Since the begging of the war, the most difficult situation has been observed in Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, Mariupol, Kyiv and the capital's outskirts.

The invaders are also trying to occupy territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts that have been under Ukrainian government control.

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