Russia-Ukraine ceasefire, Zelensky asks UN to help evacuate residents

Kiev

Russia decided to make a truce with Ukraine in Mariupol to provide an opportunity for the evacuation of injured residents. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asked the United Nations for help to rescue injured Ukrainians.

As reported by AFP, Thursday (5/5/2022), Zelensky asked the United Nations to help evacuate its citizens, especially those still trapped in a state of injury under the giant Azovstal steel factory. The factory was destroyed after being attacked by the Russian military.

“The lives of the people remaining there are in danger. Everyone is important to us. We ask for your help to save them,” Zelensky told Antonio Guterres by telephone, after thanking him for the successful UN and Red Cross-led evacuation. . week.

He called on the UN to “help remove all the injured from Azovstal.”

The remarks came as Ukraine said there was heavy fighting with Russian troops at the factory, where Ukrainian soldiers had been hiding for weeks.

Zelensky said that this week’s evacuation led by the United Nations and the Red Cross showed the world that this international organization can be effective. He “expressed hope for the successful continuation of the ongoing evacuation operations.”

Ukraine-Russia Armistice

Russia decided to enter into a ceasefire with Ukraine. Russia will direct its troops to stop fire at the Azovstal steel plant in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol and open the humanitarian corridor to civilians for three days starting Thursday.

“Russian armed forces will from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Moscow time, 0500 GMT to 1500 GMT) on 5, 6 and 7 May open a humanitarian corridor from the territory of the Azovstal metallurgical plant to evacuate civilians,” the Russian Defense Ministry said.

“During this period, the armed forces of Russia and the formation of the Donetsk People’s Republic will unilaterally cease any hostilities,” he continued.

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