The United Nations logo at the United Nations headquarters in New York. File photoUN, Mar 8 UN Deputy Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths told reporters that he does not know which side is preventing civilians from safely leaving through humanitarian corridors in Ukraine. According to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, the Ukrainian authorities and the military prevent the exit of civilians and foreign citizens through humanitarian corridors. Also, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Irina Vereshchuk spoke out against the evacuation of civilians to Russia through humanitarian corridors.
"No, I can't say. I don't know who is blocking and it's not my responsibility. My task is to try to make it (humanitarian corridors – ed.) work,” Griffiths said.
Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine on February 24. President Vladimir Putin called its goal “the protection of people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years.” For this, according to him, it is planned to carry out “demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine”, to bring to justice all war criminals responsible for “bloody crimes against civilians” in Donbass. .jpg” />The UN expressed hope for the success of the Russian initiative on humanitarian corridorsAccording to the statement of the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Armed Forces strike only at the military infrastructure and Ukrainian troops, nothing threatens the civilian population. With the support of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the DPR and LPR groups are developing an offensive. But there is no talk of the occupation of Ukraine, the Russian president emphasized.The development of the situation is in the online report>>Ukraine turns into Somalia