3 Mar 2022 21:55

Ukraine, Russia to create humanitarian corridor to withdraw civilians, temporary ceasefire possible in evacuation areas - Podoliak

MOSCOW. March 3 (Interfax) - The second round of Ukrainian-Russian talks ended with an agreement to create escape routes for civilians with a possible ceasefire where and while the evacuation is ongoing, an advisor of the head of the Ukrainian presidential office said.

"The sides reached an understanding to jointly provide humanitarian corridors for civilian evacuations and delivery of medication and food to the areas of most fierce fighting with a possibility of - I stress - temporary ceasefire for the duration of the evacuation in the sectors where it is taking place" Mykhailo Podoliak told journalists after the second round of talks in Brest region on Thursday.

"There might be a ceasefire during the operation; not everywhere, but only where the humanitarian corridors will be," he said.