Almost a month of war in Ukraine and an agreement was reached to work for the evacuation of civilians trapped in the country’s cities through 9 “humanitarian corridors” today, said Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Irina Verestsuk. Noting that no agreement had been reached with Russia on the creation of a safe corridor from the heart of Mariupol, Verestsuk said that people who want to leave the besieged port city in southern Ukraine will be able to find transportation in nearby Berdyansk.
At the same time, the governor of the Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine said that an agreement had been reached on a local ceasefire in order to remove civilians trapped by fighting in the area.
Governor Sergi Gaidai told the Telegram messaging app that the local ceasefire would take effect at 09:00 local time (Greek time), according to Reuters and the Athens News Agency.
Lavrov contacts about the war in Ukraine
Meanwhile, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will have a meeting tomorrow Thursday with the chairman of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer in Moscow, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced today.
Maurer will be in Moscow for talks on the conflict in Ukraine, an ICRC spokesman said yesterday.
“The agenda of the meeting includes the discussion of the key areas of the ICRC’s work in the field of humanitarian crisis management,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Source: News Beast