Russia proposes humanitarian corridors for 5 Ukrainian cities, including Kyiv
Russia has proposed humanitarian corridors for five Ukrainian cities, including the capital Kyiv.
The Kremlin said the corridors could open from 9 a.m. local time on Tuesday pending the Ukraine deal, Russian news agencies reported.
But most of the corridor would go through Russia or Belarus, something Ukrainian authorities have denied in the past.
The Interfax news agency reported that civilians leaving the cities of Kyiv, Chernigov and Kharkiv will go to Russia.
Interfax cited a statement by a Russian commission in charge of humanitarian coordination in Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has rejected earlier proposals to evacuate Ukrainian citizens to what he describes as “occupied territory” in Russia and Belarus.
However, those leaving the cities of Sumy and Mariupol will be given a choice between traveling to Russia or to the Ukrainian cities of Poltava and Zaporizhia, Interfax quoted the statement as saying.
According to Interfax, Ukraine has been given until 3 a.m. Moscow time to agree to the terms.
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