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Ukraine asks the Red Cross to help create humanitarian corridors

Friday, 4 March 2022, 10:17
Ukraine asks the Red Cross to help create humanitarian corridors

Friday, 4 March 2022, 11:17

Ukraine has asked the International Committee of the Red Cross to urgently assist in the creation of humanitarian corridors, as agreed by Ukraine and Russia during the second round of negotiations.

Source: Olha Stefanyshyna, the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine, Member of the Coordination Headquarters for Humanitarian and Social Affairs


Stefanyshyna said: "Ukraine has sent all necessary requests to international organisations to create special corridors for the delivery of essential supplies and the evacuation of civilians. Unfortunately, the Russian side had not previously agreed to this.

Today's agreements, the results of the second round of negotiations between Ukraine and Russia, give us cautious hope that we will finally be able to help our citizens."

Details: According to Stefanyshyna, due to constant shelling by Russian troops, a number of Ukrainian towns and villages are on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe. Thousands of people are now in urgent need of evacuation because their towns and villages lack food, water, medicine, electricity and water.

Ukraine is ready to ensure the evacuation of people and the delivery of humanitarian goods. The Ukrainian Armed Forces guarantee safe passage through the corridor. Ukraine expects the same from the Russian side.

Settlements that need a creation of humanitarian corridors:

  • Sumy region (directions of Sumy, Shostka, Romny, Konotop, Okhtyrka),
  • Chernihiv region (east and north parts of the region),
  • Kharkiv region (all region except of south-east part),
  • Kyiv region (Bucha, Irpin, Vyshhorod, Ivankiv, Vasylkiv, Borodianka),
  • Mykolaiv region (Bashtanka, Snihuriv, Bereznehuvatske directions),
  • Zaporizhzhia region (Tokmak, Berdiansk, Velyka Bilozerka directions),
  • Kherson region (Chaplynka, Kalanchak, Henichesk, Nova Kakhovka directions),
  • Luhansk and Donetsk region (Volnovakha district, Mariupol district) ect.

Ukraine hopes that the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross Peter Maurer will do everything possible to deploy work in the humanitarian corridors as soon as possible to save lives of people.

For information: During the 8 days of the war, 28 children were killed and 64 wounded by weapons of the Russian aggressors. Maternity hospitals, kindergartens and schools were destroyed in Ukraine.

About 1,5 million children are in the areas affected by the shelling and under siege, including orphans and children with disabilities who need immediate assistance.