MOSCOW, June 14. /TASS/. The Russian army and the Lugansk People’s Republic’s militia on Wednesday will open a humanitarian corridor towards Svatovo, in the LPR, for the evacuation of civilians from the Azot chemical combine in Severodonetsk, the chief of Russia’s the joint coordination center for humanitarian response in Ukraine, Mikhail Mizintsev said on Tuesday. The corridor will be open starting from 08:00 on June 15.
"Guided by humanitarian principles, Russia’s armed forces and the Lugansk People's Republic militia are ready to carry out a humanitarian operation to evacuate civilians. For this, starting from 08:00 (Moscow time) to 20:00 (Moscow time) on June 15, 2022, a humanitarian corridor will be open in the northern direction (towards the city of Svatovo, the Lugansk People's Republic)," he said.
Mizintsev stressed that the Russian army and the LPR militia guaranteed the safe evacuation of all civilians. Humanitarian convoys will take civilians to temporary accommodation centers.
Also, Russia guarantees life to the prisoners of war and compliance with the Geneva Convention on the treatment of POWs, as it was the case in Mariupol. Mizintsev stressed that the actual readiness of the Ukrainian side to start the humanitarian operation should be indicated by the raising of white flags.
"Once again we urge the authorities in Kiev to display prudence, to give the appropriate instructions to the militants to end senseless resistance and leave the territory of the Azot plant," he added.
Mizintsev said that his statement was immediately delivered through on-line communication channels to the Ukrainian side via Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for the Reintegration of Uncontrolled Territories Irina Vereshchuk.