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Ukraine to create humanitarian corridor in the east

English.news.cn   2014-06-10 19:26:27

KIEV, June 10 (Xinhua) -- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday ordered the creation of a humanitarian corridor for the evacuation of civilians from the country's crisis-hit eastern regions.

"In order to prevent new victims in the area of the anti-terror operation, the Ukrainian president instructed the heads of law enforcement agencies to create all necessary conditions for civilians who want to leave," the presidential press service said in a statement.

Poroshenko also asked government agencies to organize transport, healthcare and nutrition assistance for people who were willing to leave the affected areas.

The creation of a humanitarian corridor for civilians in Ukraine's eastern regions was the key element of a draft UN Security Council resolution filed by Russia on June 2.

Violent confrontations between insurgents and government troops have continued in Lugansk and Donetsk regions since early April. So far, the unrest has killed more than 200 people.

Poroshenko, who took office last weekend, has pledged to end the violence by the end of this week.

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