Deputy Defense Minister Anna Malyar discussed the critical situation in Mariupol with the delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Ukraine, headed by Pascal Hundt.
According to Ukrinform, she announced this in Facebook.
“The full-scale invasion of Russian troops into Ukraine on February 24, 2022 provoked the emergence of deep, often catastrophic, problems regarding the victims of the consequences of Russian unprovoked armed aggression. We are talking about the wounded, the sick, the missing, the dead, citizens in the areas of hostilities and in the territories temporarily occupied by the aggressor, prisoners of war,” Maliar said.
According to her, Ukraine has long established cooperation with the Red Cross on these issues, but now there is especially active cooperation.
“With Mr. Pascal Hundt, we separately discussed one of the most critical situations – Mariupol. Ukraine is grateful to the Committee of the Red Cross for assistance in the evacuation of part of the civilian population of Mariupol to Zaporozhye. In turn, Pascal Hundt spoke about the evacuation of civilians and the relevant negotiations with the leadership of Ukraine,” the Deputy Minister informed.
According to her, colleagues from the Committee of the Red Cross also plan to expand cooperation in training the military personnel of the Forces of the Troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on issues of international humanitarian law.
As Ukrinform reported, on February 24, the Russian Federation launched a new stage of the war against Ukraine – a full-scale invasion. Russian invaders shell and bomb peaceful cities and villages of Ukraine, torture and kill civilians. The US, EU and other countries have imposed sanctions against Russia.
Photo: Anna Malyar, Facebook