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Russia announces ceasefire, opens humanitarian corridors from 4 Ukrainian cities

UKRAINE – MARCH 6, 2022: Servicemen of the People’s Militia of the Donetsk People’s Republic and military hardware in the Ukrainian village of Bugas recently taken under control by the Donetsk People’s Republic troops. Tension began to escalate in Donbass on 17 February, with the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Lugansk People’s Republic reporting the most intense shellfire in months. Early on 24 February, Russia’s President Putin announced his decision to launch a special military operation in response to requests from the leaders of the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Lugansk People’s Republic. Taisiya Vorontsova/TASS Óêðàèíà. Äîíåöêàÿ îáëàñòü. Âîåííîñëóæàùèå Íàðîäíîé ìèëèöèè Äîíåöêîé íàðîäíîé ðåñïóáëèêè (ÄÍÐ) è âîåííàÿ òåõíèêà íà òåððèòîðèè ñåëà Áóãàñ, ïåðåøåäøåãî ïîä êîíòðîëü ÄÍÐ. Ñèòóàöèÿ íà ëèíèè ñîïðèêîñíîâåíèÿ â Äîíáàññå îáîñòðèëàñü óòðîì 17 ôåâðàëÿ.  ÄÍÐ è ËÍÐ ñîîáùèëè î ñàìûõ èíòåíñèâíûõ çà ïîñëåäíèå ìåñÿöû îáñòðåëàõ ñî ñòîðîíû Óêðàèíû. 24 ôåâðàëÿ ïðåçèäåíò ÐÔ Âëàäèìèð Ïóòèí îáúÿâèë î íà÷àëå âîåííîé ñïåöîïåðàöèè â îòâåò íà îáðàùåíèå ãëàâ ÄÍÐ è ËÍÐ îá îêàçàíèè âîåííîé ïîìîùè. Òàèñèÿ Âîðîíöîâà/ÒÀÑÑ

The exit from Mariupol will be organized along two routes

MOSCOW, March 7. /TASS/. The Russian Armed Forces announce a ceasefire from 10 o’clock in the morning and are opening humanitarian corridors from Kiev, Kharkov, Sumy and Mariupol, Russia’s Inter-Agency Humanitarian Response Coordination Center reported on Monday.

“Considering the catastrophic humanitarian situation and its dramatic deterioration in the cities of Kiev, Kharkov, Sumy and Mariupol, and also at the personal request by President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron to President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, the Armed Forces of Russia announce a ceasefire from 10:00 on March 7, 2022 for humane purposes and are opening humanitarian corridors,” the statement reads.

One corridor will offer the evacuation of civilians from Kiev along the following route: Kiev, Gostomel, Rakovka, Sosnovka, Ivankov, Oranoye, Chernobyl, Gden (Belarus), Gomel with the subsequent delivery to Russia by air, the Center said.

The exit from Mariupol will be organized along two routes. The first route will involve the cities of Mariupol, Novoazovsk and Rostov-on-Don, from which civilians will be taken by air, railway and auto transport to selected points of destination or temporary accommodation centers. The second route will lie along the cities of Mariupol, Portovskoye, Mangush bypassing Nikolskoye, Respublika, Rozovka, Bilmak, Pologi, Orekhov, Zaporozhye, it specified.

From Kharkov, evacuees will be taken to Nekhoteyevka and farther to Belgorod, from which civilians will be delivered by air, railway and auto transport to selected destination points or temporary accommodation centers, it said.

From Sumy, civilians will be taken to Sudzha and farther to Belgorod from where they will be delivered by air, railway and auto transport to selected destination points or temporary accommodation centers. The second route will lie along Sumy, Golubovka, Romny, Lokhvitsa, Lubny, Poltava, the Center specified.

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