Ukraine will not open humanitarian corridors for the third day in a row | News


The Government of Ukraine will not open humanitarian corridors for the third consecutive day, Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk announced on Tuesday through her account on the Telegram social network.


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The Ukrainian official argued that the corridors will not be opened because the bombing by Russian forces in Donbas, a region located in the east of the country, has intensified.

Vereshchuk blamed Russian forces for an alleged refusal to open a corridor to evacuate civilians from the city of Mariupol to Berdyansk.

It is worth mentioning that the deputy prime minister explained that her government continues to negotiate with Moscow to open humanitarian corridors in the cities of Kherson and Kharkov.

However, this contrasts with several complaints made by Russian officials and the Ministry of Defense for Ukraine hindering the operation of humanitarian corridors.

For example, on April 16, the head of the Russian National Defense Control Center, Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev, denounced that forces responding to kyiv attacked humanitarian corridors with mortars and light weapons.

It is also worth mentioning that this Thursday the Russian Defense Minister, Sergey Shoigu, informed President Vladimir Putin that the Ukrainian city of Mariupol is under the control of Russian forces.

Regarding the fire that remains over Mariupol, Shoigú stressed that nationalist fighters and mercenary groups remain in the industrial zone of the Azovstal plant.

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