After attempts to open a humanitarian corridor fail, it calls for the evacuation of towns in the Sumy, Chernigov, Khakov, Kiev, Mykolaiv, Zaporizhia, Kherson, Lugansk and Donetsk regions.
EP Monday, 7 March 2022, 02:01
Thousands of people must be evacuated immediately from their cities in Ukraine, the Office of the President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelensky, reported on Sunday night. “We have already had two agreements on humanitarian corridors from Mariupol and Volnovakha with the Russian side, which have been violated despite the fact that they would have allowed the evacuation of more than 200,000 civilians,” he said in a statement.
The note, collected by the Ukrainian newspaper ‘Ukrayinska Pravda’, points out that there are already several dozen cities in eight regions of the country in which “the humanitarian situation is catastrophic.” Specifically, the towns in the Sumy, Chernigov, Khakov, Kiev, Mykolaiv, Zaporizhia, Kherson, Lugansk and Donetsk regions are the ones that need the most access to humanitarian corridors.
For this reason, the Presidential Office has emphasized that, according to International Humanitarian Law, the intermediaries in the coordination process of humanitarian corridors can be an independent “third party” that is not a party to the conflict or international humanitarian organizations.
On the other hand, the Ukrainian authorities have accused Russia of using those same humanitarian corridors as a pretext to strengthen its own military positions and fully conquer Ukraine.
“Ukraine’s humanitarian aid must be at the forefront of the attention of the most influential international structures: in particular, the G7, which comprises the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Canada and, of course, Germany,” he concludes. the statement of the Ukrainian presidency.