30 Mar 2022 09:52

Three humanitarian corridors due to open in Ukraine on Wednesday

KYIV. March 30 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Three humanitarian corridors have been approved in Ukraine for Wednesday, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories Iryna Vereshchuk said.

"Three humanitarian corridors have been approved: namely, those for evacuation of Mariupol residents and the delivery of humanitarian aid to Berdyansk, the delivery of humanitarian aid and evacuation from Melitopol, and a convoy of personal vehicles to leave Enerhodar for Zaporizhzhya," Vereshchuk said at a press briefing on Wednesday.

Evacuation buses and trucks carrying humanitarian aid have departed from Zaporizhzhya, she said.

Personal vehicles may join humanitarian convoys on their way back from Berdyansk and Melitopol, Vereshchuk said.

She said on Tuesday evening that a total of 1,665 civilians, among them 936 people from Mariupol and 729 residents of cities of the Zaporizhzhya region, reached Zaporizhzhya on their own transport via the three approved humanitarian corridors on Tuesday.