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Russia asks Turkey to help make Kiev observe ceasefire to evacuate people from Mariupol

According to Mizintsev, Russia is ready to open a humanitarian corridor from Mariupol on Monday

Russia hopes for Turkey’s support in what concerns Kiev’s implementation of its liabilities on the opening od a humanitarian corridor from Mariupol and observing the ceasefire, Mikhail Mizintsev, chief of Russia’s National Defense Management Center, said on Sunday.

According to Mizintsev, Russia is ready to open a humanitarian corridor from Mariupol on Monday. “But the success of the humanitarian operation will depend on the Ukrainian side only. Militants of nationalist units are not controlled by official Kiev and continue shelling of the humanitarian corridors. That is why the Ukrainian side has not implemented its liabilities concerning the evacuation of civilians. Not a single humanitarian convoy has been able to reach Mariupol from the western direction,” he said.

“We hope for the support of our Turkish colleagues to make Ukraine’s authorities strictly implement their liabilities on the establishment of a humanitarian corridor and the observance of the ceasefire during the operation for the evacuation of people from Mariupol,” he said.

He stressed that Russia draws the attention of the International Committee of the Red Cross, the OSCE, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and other international organizations to official Kiev’s inhumane and criminal policy toward people and its cynical violation of international humanitarian law.

Source: TASS