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Ukraine: 10 humanitarian corridors to be opened – Mariupol at the center of the 4th round of negotiations


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Ukraine has confirmed that it will try to evacuate trapped civilians through 10 humanitarian corridors that will open today.

Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereschuk said the routes would be used for transportation from cities near Kyiv and the eastern Luhansk region.

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Ms Vereschuk said Ukraine would try “once again” to remove a humanitarian convoy from the besieged southern port city of Mariupol.

Residents in the area have been without water and electricity for days, with the latest reports from Mariupol stating that food stocks are dangerously low.

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The motorcade failed to reach the city yesterday due to Russian bombing, with the Red Cross warning that “time is running out” to save the civilians trapped there.

The death toll in Mariupol since the start of the war with Russia on February 24 reaches 2,500.

In the meantime, the 4th round of Russia-Ukraine negotiations is expected to begin shortly. THE new round of negotiations between Russia and Ukraine will be held via video conference, with Mariupol being the number 1 topic for discussion.

The resumption of talks was confirmed earlier yesterday by both Mikhail Pontoliak, a negotiator and adviser to the Ukrainian president, and the representative of the Russian presidency, Dmitry Peshkov.

“Again. Negotiations continue unabated in the form of video conferences. The working groups work continuously. A large number of issues require constant attention. “On Monday, March 14, a negotiating session will be held to summarize the preliminary results,” Pontoliak said in a Twitter post on Sunday.

Again. Negotiations go non-stop in the format of video conferences. Working groups are constantly functioning. A large number of issues require constant attention. On Monday, March 14, a negotiating session will be held to sum up the preliminary results…

– Михайло Подоляк (@Podolyak_M) March 13, 2022

“Russia is starting to talk constructively,” he added later via the Telegram.

Russian and Ukrainian officials have even expressed their most optimistic assessments so far about the progress made in talks on the war in Ukraine.

They hinted that there could be positive results within days.

In a videotaped message, Zelensky’s adviser said that Ukraine’s proposals were “very harsh” and concerned “above all the withdrawal of troops, the cessation of hostilities.”

“I believe we will reach concrete results, literally, in a few days,” he added.

At the same time, o Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky He said today that he had instructed negotiators to “do everything” to close a “meeting” between him and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.

In remarks on Russian state television yesterday, the Kremlin spokesman did not rule out the possibility of a meeting between the two leaders.

Bombing of an apartment building in Kyiv

At least two people were killed and 12 were injured when Russians bombed a residential building in the Ukrainian capital, Ukrainian Interior Ministry spokesman Anton Gerastsenko confirmed.

The State Emergency Service reported earlier that a Russian shell had hit nine-storey apartment building and caused damage to several apartments.

According to Nexta, rescuers managed to remove 63 people from the building, while the search for people continues.

EsRescuers evacuated 63 people from the building. The fire was extinguished, but the search for people continues.

– NEXTA (@nexta_tv) March 14, 2022

Meanwhile, local media reported that a television tower near Rivne in western Ukraine had been hit by a Russian missile. However, it is not clear if there were any casualties.

New Russian bombing at the Antonov airplane factory

The Antonov aircraft factory was bombed earlier by Russian forces.

Nexta video on social media shows black thick smoke from the spot.

The Antonov aviation industry plant in #Kyiv is on fire.

– NEXTA (@nexta_tv) March 14, 2022

Russian air raid on Nikolaev

Russian air raid on the Nikolaev region (Mykolaiv) occurred recently, according to the Kyiv Independent. The attack killed at least 1 person and destroyed 5 houses.

#Ukrainian media show the aftermath of the morning shelling of the town of #Snihurivka (#Mykolaiv region).

Local authorities report that there are people under the rubble.

– NEXTA (@nexta_tv) March 14, 2022

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