In the ether of the all-Ukrainian telethon on the Freedom: UA channel, the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk said that the militants of the so-called “DNR” finally released the representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross, who tried to get to Mariupol the day before.
“The humanitarian situation is the most difficult there now, 130,000 people are being held hostage” – the official said.
According to her, the day before the Red Cross tried to agree with the russian side on the opening of a humanitarian corridor from Zaporizhzhia to Mariupol. But militants of the so-called “DNR” captured its representatives.
“I hope that after a few days of captivity they will return to Zaporizhzhia, and I look forward to the public statement of the ICRC leader Peter Maurer – what russia’s promises and assurances that the corridor will work” – she said.