“Unacceptable” humanitarian corridors denied by Ukraine
By: Destiny Mouawad, Staff Reporter, The Pawprint
Russian President Vladimir Putin has continued to persist in his aggressive actions continuing to endanger the lives of Ukranians.
Since his first attack on February 24th, nearly 1.5 million Ukrainians have managed to flee with hundreds of deaths, resulting in more and more Ukranians seeking refuge. Earlier this week on Monday, March 7th, Russia had announced that new humanitarian corridors would be opened, however most would be passing through Moscow and Belarus, an ally to Russia, to which Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky responded with denial to this option, labeling it as “unacceptable”.
Some of the options for the corridors was a pathway for civilians to go from Kyiv to Belarus, another would provide a pathway from Kharkiv to Russia and reports have noted that some will begin in Sumy and Mariupol.
Russia had also agreed for a ceasefire on Saturday for citizens to move safely yet broke this agreement only a day after when the army fired “…intense shellings…” on Sunday.
Other countries such as the United Kingdom have offered help; however out of the thousand of applications submitted, they have only accepted 50 and many families had to visit the United Kingdom’s embassy in Paris or Brussels after several families had arrived in Calais seeking refuge and support, as a result Ukrainian families have continued to face immense distress as while help is being extended many other family members have had to be left behind in Ukraine.
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