Ukraine refuses humanitarian corridors citing 'dangers'
Although Russia has exerted strained diplomatic efforts to open humanitarian corridors; shockingly Ukraine has done the opposite.
Ukraine declared a halt to all humanitarian corridors allowing civilians to be evacuated from war-torn regions of the country on Wednesday citing “dangers”.
In a statement on social media, Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said that “unfortunately, we are not opening them today," claiming that “the situation along the routes is too dangerous and we are forced to refrain from opening humanitarian corridors today."
It is worth mentioning that it is not the first time that Ukraine has refused to open humanitarian corridors to evacuate its citizens.
In early March, Russian President Vladimir Putin drew attention to the fact that Kiev is not fulfilling its agreements regarding the critical humanitarian issue.
On February 24, Russia began a special military operation in Ukraine after the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics requested help in defending themselves from intensifying attacks by Ukrainian troops.
The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that the special operation is targeting Ukrainian military infrastructure only and the civilian population is not in danger.