MOSCOW, March 3. /TASS/. The Azov and Pravy Sektor (or Right Sector, outlawed in Russia) battalions are preventing civilians from leaving the Ukrainian city of Mariupol through a humanitarian corridor, Deputy Head of the People’s Militia of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Eduard Basurin told the Rossiya-24 TV channel.
"Azov and Pravy Sektor members are preventing people from leaving through the humanitarian corridor that we established for civilians. They are detaining people. They are taking those detained to the basement of a school on Gastello Street in Mariupol. There are more than 60 people there at the moment, half of them being women and children," he said.
Basurin pointed out that not a single civilian had been able to pass through the corridor and the school had been mined.