10 Mar 2022 23:40

Russia ready to provide humanitarian passages to evacuate people to Russia from Kyiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Mariupol at 10 a.m. on March 11 - Russian Defense Ministry

MOSCOW. March 10 (Interfax) - The Russian side will again declare a temporary ceasefire on Friday to provide humanitarian passages from Kyiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, and Mariupol, the Russian Interagency Coordination Headquarters for Humanitarian Response in Ukraine said in a statement.

"The Russian Federation declares a temporary ceasefire at 10:00 a.m. Moscow time on March 11, 2022, and stands ready to provide humanitarian passages (safe passage of people as well as the passage of bus convoys and civil vehicles)," a statement signed by Mikhail Mizintsev, head of the headquarters and head of the Russian National Defense Control Center, said.

He noted that Russia is taking these steps "despite numerous disruptions by the Ukrainian side of humanitarian operations to evacuate civilians."

The Russian side offers the opportunity to leave Kyiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Mariupol, and Chernihiv for Russia, as well as for other Ukrainian cities (from Sumy to Poltava, from Kharkiv by agreement to Lviv, Uzhhorod, and Ivano-Frankivsk, and from Chernihiv to the southern part of the country by agreement with the Ukrainian side).