The Russian Ministry of Defense reports that as of 1 p.m., not a single condition for the creation of humanitarian corridors has been met by the Ukrainian side. The nationalists are not letting civilians out of the humanitarian corridors under the threat of physical violence.
Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry announced a humanitarian “day of silence” for the following cities. Emmanuel Macron was the guarantor of the conditions from the Ukrainian side.
The withdrawal will be carried out in four directions:
from Kiev: Kiev – Gostomel – Rakovka – Sosnovka – Ivankov – Oranoye – Chernobyl – Gden (Belarus) – Gomel (Belarus). From there – delivery by air transport to the Russian Federation;
route No. 1: Mariupol – Novoazovsk – Taganrog – Rostov-on-Don. From there – by air, rail and road transport to selected destinations or temporary accommodation facilities;
route No. 2: Mariupol – Portovskoye – Mangush – bypass Nikolskoye – Respublika – Rozovka – Bilmak – Polohy – Orekhov – Zaporozhye;
from Kharkov: Kharkov – Nekhoteevka – Belgorod. From there – by air, rail and road transport to selected destinations or temporary accommodation facilities;
Route #1: Sumy – Suja – Belgorod. From there – by air, rail and road transport to selected destinations or points of temporary accommodation;
route #2: Sumy – Golubovka – Romny – Lokhvitsa – Lubny – Poltava.
Ukrainian units have not stopped firing artillery and mortars for a single second during the silence period.
This is the third day in a row when the Ukrainian side has disrupted the evacuation of ordinary citizens from towns experiencing humanitarian distress. Earlier, Kyiv, having agreed on the opening of humanitarian corridors, deliberately did not indicate those open in the direction of the Russian Federation from Kyiv, Kharkiv, Mariupol, and Sumy. For his part, the mayor of Sumy stated that civilians who attempted to pass through the humanitarian corridors to the Russian Federation would be shot.
According to social networks, authorities in Kharkiv, as well as other Ukrainian cities, have banned residents from leaving through humanitarian corridors.
Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk pointed out: “Our people will not go from Kiev to Belarus in order to fly to the Russian Federation by air.”
In response, the Russian Defense Ministry issued a public appeal to Vereshchuk:
“We are forced to address directly to Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Vereshchuk, with whom we have interacted intensively over the past 24 hours and fulfilled all her wishes and requests: if the Kiev regime has dragged you into an operation to create more favorable conditions for the defending Nazis, tell the Ukrainian people personally, who will give their political assessment of your actions.
The Russian Defense Ministry, citing numerous witnesses, reported that national battalions in Kharkiv and Sumy shot civilians on Sunday, accusing them of aiding and abetting Russia. Dozens have been allegedly killed.
On the night of March 6-7, while leaving Kharkiv in a southwestern direction in the direction of Merefa, a unit of nationalists shot at point-blank range a bus of refugees that had been organized with the assistance of the AFU. About 30 civilians were killed, including seven children.
The Ukrainian leadership has completely lost control of the situation in the country and is under the tight influence of the radicals.
At the same time, more than 168,000 people, including 43,469 children, have been evacuated by Russian Defense Ministry forces from areas under the control of Russian units. 19,256 personal vehicles from Ukraine crossed the state border of the Russian Federation.
On March 7, Russian President Putin held telephone conversations with the head of the European Council Michel, during which he outlined the Russian position in connection with the special operation to protect the republics of Donbass. Putin stressed that the Russian military is taking all possible measures to preserve the lives of civilians in Ukraine. Putin also called on the European Union to put pressure on the Kiev authorities and make them respect humanitarian law.
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