9 Mar 2022 12:05

Passage for evacuation from Enerhodar to Zaporizhzhya opened under ICRC aegis - Enerhodar mayor

KYIV. March 9 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Dmytro Orlov, mayor of Enerhodar in the Zaporizhzhya region, has reported a ceasefire established at 9 a.m. local time (10:00 a.m. Moscow time) on Wednesday and the opening under the aegis of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) of a humanitarian corridor from Zaporizhzhya to Enerhodar and a green passage to Zaporizhzhya for evacuating civilians.

"A ceasefire was declared at 9:00 a.m.," the mayor said on Telegram.

Insulin, certain types of drugs and dry rations will be delivered to Enerhodar approximately between noon and 1 p.m. for further operation of free social canteens at schools and support to disadvantaged groups of the population, he said.

"On the way back, the buses will take aboard civilians wishing to leave Enerhodar. It has been allowed to form a convoy of personal vehicles following the buses. All buses and personal vehicles must carry a mark in the form of a red cross in the upper right corner of their windshields. Please do it in advance," Orlov said.