Ukraine, Russia Agree to Create Humanitarian Corridors

Ukraine and Russia have agreed to create humanitarian corridors in Ukraine for civilians, Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak said on March 3.

Ukrainian and Russian delegates agreed during second round of talks in a week to open up humanitarian corridors where fighting is worst for the evacuation of civilians for the deliveries of food and medicine, Podolyak said in a news conference in the Belarusian region of Brest.

The delegates also agreed to temporary ceasefires but only where the humanitarian corridors were being set up and for the duration of the evacuation.

Podolyak said that the talks did not yield the results that Ukraine was hoping for, but they will “continue discussing all aspects of achieving a ceasefire in the nearest future.”

The humanitarian crisis in Ukrainian cities have been growing as Russia continues its intense bombardment.

Podolyak also told reporters that Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke to French President Emmanuel Macron over the phone for 90 minutes.

Macron expected that the worst was still to come after Putin told him that his troops would continue its attacks until it had reached its goals, according to Podolyak.

Putin said in a televised address that he would not give up his campaign that was on schedule.

Putin also claimed that some Ukrainians had been intimidated or “duped by Nazi propaganda” 

Without providing evidence, Putin alleged Ukrainian forces of using civilians as human shields and holding foreigners hostage.

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