Moscow says evacuation routes will not only lead to Russia or Belarus

Russia’s UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia says Russia will carry out a cease-fire on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. Moscow time and open humanitarian corridors to evacuate citizens from Kiev, Chernigov, Sumy and Mariupol.

He took the floor at the end of a UN Security Council meeting on the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine on Monday to make the announcement.

“This proposal doesn’t have any demands about the citizens being sent necessarily to Russia, into Russian territory,” he says.

Ambassador Vasily Nebenzia, permanent United Nations representative of the Russian Federation, speaks during a UN Security Council meeting to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine at UN headquarters on March 7, 2022 in New York City. (Michael M. Santiago / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

“There’s also evacuation offered toward Ukrainian cities to the west of Kyiv, and ultimately it will be the choice of the people themselves where they want to be evacuated to,” Nebenzia said.

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