GENEVA, March 8. /TASS/. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has information that people who are considered being pro-Russian are targets of violence in the Ukrainian-government controlled regions, UN Human Rights Chief, Michelle Bachelet, said in Geneva on Tuesday.
Bachelet said at the 49th session of the UN Human Rights Council that the OHCHR was concerned about "the reports of violence against those considered to be pro-Russian in Ukrainian government-controlled territories."
According to Bachelet, her office is also "concerned by reports of arbitrary detention of perceived pro-Ukrainian people in areas that have recently come under the control of armed groups in the east."
She "called on all parties to the conflict to take effective action to enable civilians trapped in areas affected by active hostilities to safely leave."
Earlier, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said that Russia declared a ceasefire from 10.00 a.m. Moscow Time and that humanitarian corridors are open from Kiev, Chernigov, Sumy, Kharkov and Mariupol.