ISLAMABAD, Mar 07 ( Alliance News): Russia’s Defense Ministry says the Russian military will open fire in several Ukrainian cities and open humanitarian corridors in several cities.
The corridors will open from the capital Kyiv, as well as the cities of Kharkiv, Mariupol and Somi, at 10 a.m. Moscow time.
According to foreign news agencies, the move is being made by Russia at the personal request of French President Emmanuel Macron.
According to maps published by the RIA News Agency, the transit from Kyiv will lead to Russian ally Belarus, and the citizens of Kharkiv will have access only to Russia, while transit routes from Mariupol and Somi to other Ukrainian cities and Russia. Will lead to both.
The Defense Ministry says those wishing to leave Kyiv could be airlifted to Russia, adding that it would use drones to monitor the evacuation.
Russia’s Defense Ministry added that Ukraine’s efforts to deceive Russia and the entire civilized world were futile this time around.
Russia’s attack has been condemned around the world, forcing more than 1.5 million Ukrainians to flee the country, and Western countries have imposed tough sanctions aimed at paralyzing the Russian economy.
Russia has called the February 24 operation a “special military operation”, has repeatedly denied invading civilian areas and said it has no plans to occupy Ukraine.
Oil prices have reached their highest level since 2008, with the Biden administration saying it is looking for opportunities to ban Russian oil imports, with Russia supplying 7% of world supply.
Kyodo News reports that Japan, which ranks Russia as the world’s fifth-largest oil supplier, is also in talks with the United States and European countries over a possible ban on Russian oil imports. doing.
The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces say Russian forces are beginning to mobilize resources to attack Kyiv after days of slow progress in their key advance south of Belarus.
As many as 200,000 people are stranded in the besieged Black Sea port of Mariupol, most of them forced to stay underground to avoid more than six days of shelling by Russian forces, while Ukrainian officials say Russian forces The water, electricity and heating systems have been cut off.
Half of the 400,000 people in the city of Mariupol were to be evacuated, but the effort was halted the next day after a ceasefire failed and both sides accused each other of failing to stop firing and shelling.