Russia Declares Ceasefire For Humanitarian Corridor After Putin - Macron Talks

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Russian declares ceasefire in Ukraine Humanitarian Corridors


After 11 days of continous bombarding of military and civilan establishments in Ukraine, Russia on Monday declared that it was opening corrodors for humanitarian aid to reach the war zone and safe evacuatiuons of the people stuck in the area. The ceasefire was announced for the cities of of Kyiev, the capital, Kharkiv, Sumy, and Mariupol. The ministery said that the French President Emmanuel Macron had requested President Putin to take steps on humanitarian grounds during their telephonic conversation.

More than 600 Indian students are stuck in Sumy which is barely 50 kms away from the Russian border. India has requested Russia to help them leave the city and Russia's representative at the UN had offered to extricate them. The students had earlier threatened to walk to the Russian border. India's Ministry of External Affairs had requested them to stay put till their safe passage is ensured. Many Indian students and other citrizens are also stuck around the towns near Kharkiv which has seen some of the fiercest bombing by the Russian fiorces. 

"Given the catastrophic humanitarian situation and its sharp aggravation in the cities of Kiev, Kharkiv, Sumy and Mariupol, as well as at the personal request of the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the Russian Armed Forces announce a ceasefire and open humanitarian corridors from 10.00 [07:00 GMT] March 7, 2022." the statement published by Sputnik Agency from the Russian Defence Ministry said. 

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