8 Mar 2022 22:38

Russia declares another temporary ceasefire in Ukraine for opening humanitarian corridors on March 9 - Russian staff

MOSCOW. March 8 (Interfax) - Russia will declare a temporary ceasefire on Wednesday to provide for the functioning of humanitarian corridors from Kyiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, and Mariupol, the Russian interagency humanitarian response coordination staff in Ukraine said in a statement.

"The Russian Federation declares a temporary ceasefire starting 10:00 a.m. Moscow Time on March 9, 2022 and stands ready to ensure the functioning of humanitarian corridors," the statement signed by chief of the Russian National Defense Control Center Mikhail Mizintsev, who heads the staff, says.

Russia proposed that noncombatants could leave Kyiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Mariupol, and Chernihiv for Russia, as well as for other Ukrainian cities (from Sumy to Poltava, from Kharkiv to Lviv, Uzhhorod, or Ivano-Frankivsk, from Mariupol to Zaporizhzhya, and from Chernihiv to the southern part of the country in coordination with Ukraine).

"From Kyiv and the surrounding populated areas to the Russian Federation, via the Republic of Belarus to Gomel and then by air to the Russian Federation, and in the southern direction in coordination with the Ukrainian side," the document says as concerns details of evacuation from Kyiv.