7 Mar 2022 12:20

Russian Defense Ministry declares ceasefire to facilitate functioning of 6 humanitarian corridors in Ukraine

MOSCOW. March 7 (Interfax) - The Russian Defense Ministry has declared a ceasefire for the functioning of six humanitarian corridors in Ukraine.

"A ceasefire has been declared since 10:00 a.m. Moscow Time today, and six humanitarian corridors have been opened, including one from Kyiv to Gomel, two from Mariupol to Zaporizhzhya and Rostov-on-Don, one from Kharkiv to Belgorod, and two from Sumy to Belgorod and Poltava," Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said.

"Detailed information on humanitarian corridors was communicated in advance to the Ukrainian side, as well as the specialized institutions of the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and the International Committee of the Red Cross," Konashenkov 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, he said.