11 Mar 2022 19:13

Kyiv only approved 2 of 10 humanitarian corridors proposed by Russia - Russian Defense Ministry

MOSCOW. March 11 (Interfax) - Kyiv has only approved two of the ten humanitarian corridors from Ukrainian cities proposed by Russia, and there are no humanitarian corridors to Russia among them, Russian National Defense Control Center head Mikhail Mizintsev said.

"Of the ten routes proposed by us, the Ukrainian side only approved two, in the directions of Kyiv and Mariupol. And again, cynically towards their own people, not a single humanitarian corridor to the Russian Federation," Mizintsev told a briefing on Friday.

"The Kyiv authorities have additionally requested another four routes from the cities of Izyum, Enerhodar, Volnovakha, and on the Zhytomyr track," he said.

Russia opened ten corridors for the evacuation of civilians and foreign citizens from Kyiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, and Mariupol on Friday, he said.

"Including one humanitarian corridor from every city to the Russian Federation, and also one through the territories controlled by the Kyiv authorities westward, to Poland, Moldova, and Romania," Mizintsev said.