Ukraine rejects Russian offer of safe evacuation
Kyiv: Ukraine has rejected Russia’s offer of a limited ceasefire until the safe evacuation of citizens from Ukraine.
According to the New York Post, Ukraine has called the offer of evacuation “unethical” and said that the evacuation route would take citizens to Russia or its ally Belarus.
Russia has announced a limited ceasefire in Ukraine’s major cities of Kyiv, Mariupol, Kharkiv and Somi to allow citizens to evacuate. However, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Irina Verishchuk rejected the offer.
“This is not an acceptable option,” Verishchuk said in a televised briefing. Citizens are not going to Belarus and will not fly to Russia from there.
The deputy prime minister added that Ukraine had received the Russian proposal on Monday morning after talks between French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin.