“We were able to reach a preliminary agreement,” he said [com os russos] About a humanitarian corridor for women, children and the elderly ”, wrote Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Irina Vereshchuk on the messaging platform Telegram today.
Russia issued another ultimatum to Ukrainian forces stationed at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol to lay down their weapons today after none of the elements surrendered during the two hours Moscow set on Tuesday.
“Despite the absolute irresponsibility of the officials of the Kyiv regime, in order to save their army, the Russian armed forces, guided by purely humanitarian principles, again offer fighters of nationalist battalions and mercenaries to stop the fighting and lay down their arms at 14:00 local time [12:00 em Lisboa]said the head of the National Defense Control Center, Colonel Mikhail Mizintsev.
Mizintsev said Moscow will guarantee the safety and security of those who surrender today.
Tuesday, “22:00 local time [20:00 em Lisboa]No one came to the hall [humanitário] pointed out.”
Russia attributed the failure of the ultimatum given to the Ukrainian resistance in the metal giant, surrounded by Moscow’s troops, to the fact that “the Kyiv authorities continue to deceive their people, convincing them of the alleged lack of evacuation capabilities.”
Mezintsev said that the Ukrainian troops and the Azov battalion, still at the plant, “aware of their desperation, are ready to lay down their arms, but only on the orders of Kyiv, because in the absence of Kyiv, the military court waited for them.”