7 Mar 2022 09:16

Russia informs UN, OSCE, ICRC of opening humanitarian corridors in Kyiv, Mariupol, Kharkiv, Sumy - interagency staff

MOSCOW. March 7 (Interfax) - Russia has informed a number of international organizations of its plans to open humanitarian corridors in Ukraine, the interagency humanitarian response coordination staff in Ukraine said on Monday.

"Said information has been communicated to the specialized institutions of the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and other international organizations via all informational resources available, including media outlets," the staff said.

"We demand that Ukraine strictly abide by all the conditions on setting up humanitarian corridors along the listed routes and ensure the orderly evacuation of civilians and foreign citizens," it said.

During the time the humanitarian corridors remain open, the Russian Armed Forces will be uninterruptedly monitoring the evacuation process with recording devices, including with the use of unmanned aerial vehicles.

"Therefore, we warn that all attempts by the Ukrainian side to deceive Russia and the entire civilized world once again by blaming the Russian Federation for disrupting the humanitarian operation are useless and pointless this time around," it said.

"We expect concrete actions from the official authorities in Kyiv and the administrations of the abovementioned cities," it said.