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Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister upbraided the Red Cross for its fear of Russia

Monday, 7 March 2022, 23:10
Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister upbraided the Red Cross for its fear of Russia

Kateryna Tyshchenko - Monday, 7 March 2022, 23:54

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories, Iryna Vereshchuk, says the International Committee of the Red Cross, which is supposed to help secure humanitarian corridors, is not fulfilling its main purpose for fear of Russia.

Source: Iryna Vereshchuk during the telethon of Ukrainian channels, Ukrinform reports


Verbatim: "I communicate a lot now with the Red Cross ... and I see how those who have neutral status and should provide humanitarian corridors are crawling and actually humiliating themselves before the Russian Federation. They are afraid even to take a letter in which the Russian Federation would confirm the existence and acceptance of the route we agreed on."

"Not to mention providing a car to lead the convoy and certify that it is evacuating women and children, transporting medicine and food. "

Details: Iryna Vereshchuk appealed to Emmanuel Macron, Boris Johnson and Joe Biden to help open real, effective humanitarian corridors that will save the lives of hundreds, thousands of people, including foreigners.


Background: Russian invaders thwarted the planned evacuation of the population from Mariupol and Volnovakha on March 5.

Russian invaders also launched shells and disrupted the opening of a "humanitarian corridor" from Mariupol on March 6.

Russian invaders declared a so-called "silent regime" without the consent of the Ukrainian side, and invited civilians to evacuate to Russia and Belarus on the morning of March 7.

The occupying forces announced on the evening of March 7 that they were ready to open humanitarian corridors for the evacuation of the population of Kyiv, Kharkiv, Mariupol, Sumy and Chernihiv at 10:00 on March 8.