On Monday, Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said Russia will carry out a cease-fire on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. (Moscow Time), during which it will open humanitarian corridors to evacuate citizens from Kyiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, and Mariupol.
As the war between Russia and Ukraine enters its 13th day today, Nebenzia took the floor at the end of a UN Security Council meeting on the humanitarian crisis in the east European nation on Monday to make the announcement.
He said, “This proposal doesn’t have any demands about the citizens being sent necessarily to Russia, into Russian territory. There’s also evacuation offered towards Ukrainian cities to the west of Kyiv, and ultimately it will be the choice of the people themselves where they want to be evacuated to.”
The Russian diplomat further said that from the area of special military operation, more than 1,68,000 people have safely evacuated to Russia and in the last 24 hours, 5,550 people have crossed the border. “We’re also establishing temporary accommodation points for the civilians arriving from Ukraine.”