Ukraine will open seven humanitarian corridors in Donetsk, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhya oblasts to evacuate people from the war zone on April 5, Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Liudmyla Denisova reported via the Telegram messenger.
The following routes will be open:
• from Mariupol to Zaporizhzhya by private transport. Despite the promises from commanders, Russian troops do not allow anyone to enter Mariupol;
• from Berdyansk to Zaporizhzhya by private transport. Fifteen buses are now waiting at the checkpoints in Vasylivka to evacuate people from Berdyansk. After the passage of this convoy of buses, it is planned to send additional buses from Zaporizhzhya along the route to Berdyansk;
• from Tokmak to Zaporizhzhya;
• it is planned to send buses for evacuation with humanitarian aid from Zaporizhzhya until 1000;
• from Sievierodonetsk to Bakhmut;
• from Lysychansk to Bakhmut;
• from Popasna to Bakhmut; and
• from Hirske to Bakhmut.
At 0500 on Feb. 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he had decided to launch a "special operation" in the Donbas following a request from the puppet authorities in the non-government-controlled Luhansk and Donetsk territories. Previously, the Russian government repeatedly stated that it would not attack Ukraine, while for months it massed troops and equipment next to its border with Ukraine.
April 5 is the 41st day of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. After being defeated by Ukrainian forces in the north, Russia is still advancing in the east and south.
Since the first days of the war, the most difficult situations have been seen in Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, and Mariupol. For more than a month, Russia also shelled Kyiv and the outskirts of the capital, completely destroying a number of settlements.
At the moment, the enemy is trying to seize those territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts that were under the control of Ukraine before the war. It is massing its troops for an attack on the Donbas.