April 18, 2022, 12:05

Iryna Vereshchuk: There will be no humanitarian corridors as of April 18, but we will do our best to make them work as soon as possible

For security reasons, there was made a decision not to open humanitarian corridors today, the Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said.

“Yesterday we had long and difficult talks on the corridors from Mariupol, Berdyansk, Tokmak, Energodar. We have also worked on corridors from the Kherson region (Novovorontsovka, Osokorivka, Myrolyubivka, Novovoznesenske, Vysokopillya). Of course, the talks also focused on corridors from the cities of Luhansk region: Severodonetsk, Lysychansk, Rubizhne, Popasna and Nyzhne , – she said. – However, in violation of the provisions of international humanitarian law, the russian occupiers do not stop blocking and shelling humanitarian routes. Therefore, for the security reasons, it was decided not to open humanitarian corridors today”.

The official assured that the public authorities will make every effort to make the humanitarian corridors work again as soon as possible.