8 Mar 2022 00:47

Russia proposes to Ukraine to establish uninterrupted contact on evacuation of civilians - Russian Defense Ministry

MOSCOW. March 8 (Interfax) - Russia has proposed to Ukraine to establish an uninterrupted contact in terms of exchanging information about the agreed evacuation of civilians, Col. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev, head of the Russian National Defense Control Center, said.

From 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, Russia declares the 'regime of calm' and is ready to ensure humanitarian corridors from Kyiv and several other Ukrainian cities. Moscow has also expressed readiness to facilitate humanitarian corridors form Kyiv and adjacent populated localities to the Russian Federation via Gomel, Belarus, from where evacuees are to be taken to Russia by air. It is also possible to evacuate civilians southward upon agreement with the Ukrainian side, Mizintsev said.

"In order to practically take measures to evacuate the civilian population and foreign citizens along the agreed routes as part of a humanitarian operation, [it is decided] to establish continuous communication between the Russian and Ukrainian sides starting from 9:30 a.m. Moscow time on March 8, 2022 in terms of mutually sharing information about the course of the preparation and progress of the evacuation of the civilian population and foreign citizens," he said.


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