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Ukraine cutting Moscow’s humanitarian corridor to Russia is ‘absurd’ – POLITICO

Russia’s humanitarian corridors are “absurd, cynical and unacceptable,” a Ukrainian official said on Monday, after Moscow announced a temporary ceasefire on Monday to allow Ukrainians to flee. evade Russian attacks – as long as they head towards Russia or its ally Belarus.

“The Russians are saying that they can open the corridors, but they want civilians to leave for Russian territory, which is absurd, cynical and unacceptable,” said Iryna Vereshchuk, deputy prime minister of Ukraine. know on my Telegram channel. She added that Russia has twice “interrupted the operation of humanitarian corridors by shelling the route of humanitarian convoys.” A mother and two children are among them was killed by Russian mortar fire at a civilian evacuation route in Irpin, near Kyiv, over the weekend.

Russia announced new “humanitarian corridors” on Monday to allow civilians trapped in some of the country’s hardest-hit cities – Kyiv, Mariupol, Kharkiv and Sumy – to flee the clashes. painting.

But according to a map released by the Kremlin-backed RIA news agency, the corridor from Kyiv would lead to Belarus or Russia, while civilians in Kharkiv would have to go to Russia.

Ukrainian press report According to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Ukrainians have proposed alternative routes, as shelling continues in Irpin and the southern city of Mykolaiv, according to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The Russian invasion has forced at least 1.5 million civilians to leave Ukraine, the United Nations Agency for Refugees said on Sunday.

The news comes as the United Nations’ International Court of Justice on Monday begins hearings on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. During the hearings, Kyiv will argue that Russia has misapplied genocide to justify its invasion and will seek an emergency order to stop the war. Moscow did not send legal representatives to the hearings, Reuters report.

The third round of ceasefire talks between Russia and Ukraine is scheduled for Monday, with little expectation of a breakthrough.

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