Ukraine has warned its inhabitants in the east of the country that the last chance to leave the region will be in the next few days as they prepare for a new one Russian attack. The Ukrainian foreign minister said the battles in Donbass will bring back memories of World War II after insisting that his country needs “guns, guns and more guns”. The government of Volodimir Zelensky has announced that it is enabled 10 humanitarian corridors in the southeast of the Ukrainian territory.
“The next few days are perhaps the last chance to go out” accurate Sergio Gaidai, Lugansk governor, aligned with kyiv, on the interruption of routes to leave. He also said that the situation in the cities of Rubijn and Popasna is deteriorating. “The evacuations are complicated (…) there is not a single hospital in the region that is intact”, He added. “We will take people on the buses until the last day, until the Russians launch their offensive,” she said.
The general staff of the Ukrainian armed forces confirmed “the preparations for the offensive operation in eastern Ukraine, which aims to establish full control over the territory of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions”. This week Russia announced that it was reorganizing its troops to focus on what they believe will be the liberation of Donbass, where the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Lugansk People’s Republic have declared their independence.
“Weapons, guns and more guns”
For his part, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitro Kuleba made an urgent request to NATO. Zelensky’s foreign minister called on allied countries to hand over arms to Kiev to fight Russia as quickly as possible or support “will come too late”Kuleba stressed in Brussels. As soon as he arrived in Belgium, Kuleba pointed out: “I come to ask for three things: weapons, weapons and weapons. The faster they are delivered, the more lives will be saved and destruction prevented.”
“Either you help us now, and I’m talking about days, not weeks, or your help will come too late and many people will die, many civilians will lose their homes, many villages will be destroyed,” Kuleba said in a press conference after the conference. ‘meeting with their NATO peers.
“How many Buchas must take place for you to impose sanctions? How many children, women, men must die – They lose innocent lives – so that you understand that you cannot afford the fatigue of sanctions, just as we cannot afford the fatigue of fighting? “Said Kuleba.
In this regard, the Secretary General of the Alliance, Jens StoltenbergHe said North Atlantic Alliance allies recognize the urgency and are ready to support Kiev. “NATO allies are supplying many different types of weapons, including heavier systems, advanced systems and even systems capable of shooting down aircraft and of course attacking Russian armor,” Stoltenberg said, without specifying which countries offer such support.
The The Ukrainian government also reported having set up 10 humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilians from the cities of Mariupol, Tokmak, Energodar, Melitopol, Severodnoetsk, Lysychansk, Popasna, Rubizhne, Gyrske, as well as from the cities of the Luhansk region. Deputy Prime Minister and responsible for the reintegration of the occupied territories of Ukraine, Iryna Vereschchuk, confirmed the corridors in an appearance before the press, in which she also specified what the respective routes will be.
Residents of Mariupol, Tokmak, Energodar and Melitopol are expected to be evacuated to the city of Zaporizhia. While the inhabitants of Severodonetsk, Lysychansk, Popansa, Rubizhne and Gyrske, will be received in Bakhmut. Vereschchuk said that the evacuation of cities in the Luhansk region will be carried out on the basis of compliance with the ceasefire by the Kremlin troops.
Meanwhile, in the city of Bucha, where Ukraine reported the Moscow massacres, teams from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will arrive, reporting that their teams have entered the city where an alleged massacre of civilians was reported. by the Russian army. “The people the ICRC has met are deeply traumatized, they start crying when they start talking and one of them hasn’t slept for a month and a half, it’s hard to imagine what they’ve been through.”, indicated the organization in a note. “The elderly and the sick are alone in their apartments without heating, water or electricity, while those who can light fires in the street to cook, bringing food to the most needy,” continues the text.
Crossed Versions on Mariupol
To the southeast, both Russia and Ukraine claim control of the port city of Mariupol. On the one hand, second Eduard Basurinspokesperson for the forces of the Donetsk People’s Republic, the fighting in the city center is over. “We have already entered the port. Gradually we are cleaning up this territory and expelling them (Ukrainian troops) in the industrial zone of Azovstal”, assured the military spokesman. After these statements, Zelensky’s chief adviser, Oleksiy Arestovičhe stated that Ukrainian troops continue to resist the siege of Mariupol after the resumption of the offensive in the city leading to the Sea of Azov.
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