Russia proposes ceasefire in Ukraine for evacuation

New Delhi: Russia has declared a ‘silence mode’ and is ready to provide humanitarian corridors for the evacuation of the civilian population from a number of cities, including Kyiv.

The Russian Federation is declaring a regime of silence and is ready to provide humanitarian corridors, a cell of the Russian defence ministry charged with humanitarian operations in Ukraine said. This development comes after both sides blamed each other for disrupting humanitarian corridors.

After 21 people, including two children, were killed in airstrikes on Sumy, the First Lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, on Tuesday condemned the Kremlin’s ‘mass murder’ of civilians, including children, in an open letter to the global media on the Russian invasion.

Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden termed the package of economic sanctions enforced against Russia ‘most significant in history’ and claimed that it has caused consequential damage to the Russian economy.