Ukraine says talks with Russia agreed on humanitarian corridors

Ukraine says talks with Russia agreed on humanitarian corridors
# 03 March 2022 21:55 (UTC +04:00)

A Ukrainian negotiator said on Thursday that a second round of ceasefire talks with Russia had not yielded the results Kyiv hoped for, but the sides had reached an understanding on creating humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilians, APA reports quoting Reuters.

Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak said the two sides envisaged a possible temporary ceasefire to allow for the evacuation of civilians.

"That is, not everywhere, but only in those places where the humanitarian corridors themselves will be located, it will be possible to cease fire for the duration of the evacuation," he said.

They had also reached an understanding on the delivery of medicines and food to the places where the fiercest fighting was taking place.

Podolyak said the outcome had fallen short of Kyiv's hopes, however.

"To our great regret, we did not get the results we were counting on," he said, without elaborating.

"The only thing I can say is that we discussed the humanitarian aspect in sufficient detail, because quite a lot of cities are now surrounded. There is a dramatic situation with medicines, food, and evacuation," Podolyak said.


Ukraine and Russia will soon establish reciprocal communication channels for the humanitarian corridor, Mikhail Podolyak, adviser to the head of the Presidential Office of Ukraine, told TASS, APA reports.
Podolyak added that the Ukrainian delegation wanted to continue the talks in the third round because it could not achieve the desired result.