Ten humanitarian corridors intended to evacuate people from besieged Ukrainian regions have been accepted for the day on Saturday, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshchuk said.
Ms. Vereshchuk said that one of these humanitarian corridors concerns Mariupol, a city in southeastern Ukraine besieged by the Russian army since the first days of Russia’s military offensive.
This announcement comes as the governor of the Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine reiterated the urgent need to evacuate civilians still in this area more quickly. About 30% of the civilian population scattered in various localities all over the territory asked to be evacuated, according to Serhiy Gaidai.
[Les Russes] gather their forces for an offensive and we see that the bombardments are more and more numerousexplained the politician on national television.
Ukraine expects Russia to step up its attacks in the east and south of the country after withdrawing its troops from areas north of kyiv.