Putin Announces Partial Ceasefire In Ukraine

Putin Announces Partial Ceasefire In Ukraine

Putin Announces Partial Ceasefire In Ukraine

The Russian government has proclaimed a partial cessation of hostilities in the Ukrainian towns of Mariupol and Volnovakha. The Russian Defense Ministry made this announcement on Saturday, March 5, 2022, in a press release.

According to the government, the temporary ceasefire, which will take effect today, would enable inhabitants of two besieged towns to flee their homes immediately.

Today, March 5, from 10 am Moscow time, the Russian side declares a regime of silence and opens humanitarian corridors for the exit of civilians from Mariupol and Volnovakha,” it said.

After days of assaults, the Russian troops have seized control of the two cities, with the soldiers shutting off Mariupol’s electrical, food, water, heating, and transportation systems in the process.

Earlier, the mayor of Mariupol, Vadim Boychenko, said that the city was under siege by Russian troops after a series of devastating strikes over a period of days.

He asked for a cessation of hostilities as well as the creation of a humanitarian corridor for food and medication.

For now, we are looking for solutions to humanitarian problems and all possible ways to get Mariupol out of the blockade,” he said.

President Vladimir Putin’s army invaded Ukraine on February 24, and since then, it has pummeled Ukrainian towns, murdered hundreds of people, and launched an attack on Europe’s most powerful nuclear power plant.

Western governments have condemned the invasion and imposed heavy penalties on Russia, striking a balance between punishing the Kremlin but also avoiding a potentially dangerous escalation.

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