15 Mar 2022 16:30

No humanitarian passages in Luhansk region on Tuesday - Deputy PM Vereshchuk

KYIV. March 15 (Interfax-Ukraine) - There are no humanitarian passages available in the Luhansk region on Tuesday, and the problem of a corridor to Mariupol remains unsolved, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Reintegration of Temporary Occupied Territories Iryna Vereshchuk said.

"We have no corridors in the Luhansk region today, yet they worked for two days and they worked well. The problem with Mariupol persists. Our humanitarian convoy has been unable to reach Mariupol from Berdyansk," Vereshchuk said at a press briefing on Tuesday.

The humanitarian trucks have been unable to cover the 84-kilometer distance between Berdyansk and Mariupol for days, she said.

Meanwhile, the Mariupol City Council said earlier on Tuesday that 2,000 vehicles of evacuees left Mariupol for Zaporizhzhya and another 2,000 vehicles were leaving the city as of 2 p.m. local time (3 p.m. Moscow time) on Tuesday.