By Joint Coordination Headquarters for Humanitarian Response in Ukraine
MOSCOW, Russia--The Russian Federation's Joint Coordination Headquarters for Humanitarian Response, in cooperation with the authorised federal executive authorities, continues to carefully record the continuing egregious facts of the inhumane treatment of civilians by Kiev authorities.
Ukrainian armed formations continue to use medical infrastructure to equip strongholds and deploy heavy weaponry:
-In Kostantinovka city in the Donetsk People's Republic, a hospital has been set up in the city hospital on Lomonosov Avenue for AFU soldiers, with all patients, regardless of their state of health, cynically kicked out of the medical facility;
-In Zaporozhye, an AFU unit has been deployed in the city's emergency and ambulance hospital on Pobedy Street, while armoured vehicles and artillery firing positions are located in the surrounding area.
These and other similar facts, despite our repeated statements, have to date been ignored by the World Health Organisation.
Once again, we call on all international organisations, especially the World Health Organisation, to influence official Kiev and take effective measures to prevent the use of medical infrastructure for military purposes.
Furthermore, the Kiev regime has not ceased its attempts at provocations to accuse the Russian Armed Forces of war crimes.
Another such staging with the alleged deaths of civilians as a result of fabricated shelling by Russian units has been prepared by experts of the information and psychological operations of the AFU for its presentation to the world public in the coming days.
We warn the so-called civilised west in advance that this and other similar bloody fakes on the part of the Kiev authorities about alleged "Russian atrocities" are soon to be widely circulated in the media and on internet resources.
Such actions by Kiev once again demonstrate an inhuman attitude towards the fate of its own citizens and show a complete disregard for all norms of morality and international humanitarian law.
Despite all the difficulties and obstacles imposed by the Ukrainian side, over the past day, without the participation of Kiev, 16,480 people were evacuated from dangerous areas, 3,354 of them children, and in total, since the beginning of the special military operation, 1,002,429 people have already been evacuated, of which 183,168 are children. The state border of the Russian Federation was crossed by 130,873 personal vehicles including 1,848 per day.
More than 9,500 temporary accommodation centres continue to operate in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation and are fully equipped with recreational facilities and hot meals.
Over the past 24 hours, the hotline of the Joint Coordination Headquarters of the Russian Federation for Humanitarian Response, the federal executive authorities, the constituent entities of the Russian Federation and various civil society organizations received 148 appeals from foreign and Ukrainian citizens with requests for evacuation to the Russian Federation, the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics and to areas controlled by the Russian Armed Forces in the Zaporozhye, Nikolaev, Kharkov and Kherson regions; the database contains 2,753,625 such appeals from 2,132 settlements in Ukraine.
Ukrainian nationalists continue to hold 90 foreign nationals from 5 countries hostage as "human shields".
In addition, 75 foreign vessels from 17 countries remain blocked in 7 Ukrainian ports (Kherson, Nikolaev, Chernomorsk, Ochakov, Odessa, Yuzhniy and Mariupol).
In confirmation of this, the Russian Federation is opening daily from 08:00 to 19:00 (Moscow time) a humanitarian corridor, which is a safe lane south-west of Ukraine's territorial sea, 80 nautical miles long and 3 nautical miles wide.
Detailed information in English and Russian on the modus operandi of the maritime humanitarian corridor is broadcast daily every 15 minutes on VHF radio on 14 and 16 international channels in English and Russian.
At the same time, the Kiev authorities continue to avoid engaging with representatives of states and ship-owning companies to resolve the issue of ensuring the safe passage of foreign vessels to the assembly area.
The danger to navigation from Ukrainian mines drifting off their anchors along the coasts of Black Sea states remains.
The Russian Federation is taking a full range of comprehensive measures to ensure the safety of civilian navigation in the waters of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.
Federal executive authorities, together with the subjects of the Russian Federation, various public organizations, and patriotic movements, continue to accumulate humanitarian aid.
The greatest contributors to the relief effort were:
Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters, Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation, Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography, Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Federal Agency for Nationalities, the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources, the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation, the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom;
Republics of Crimea and Tatarstan, Altai, Trans-Baikal, Stavropol and Krasnodar territories, Arkhangelsk, Belgorod, Bryansk, Kursk, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Rostov and Tula regions.
Among political parties and non-profit organisations: United Russia, the People's Front All-Russian Public Movement, the All-Russian Public Organisation of Veterans "Battle Brotherhood", the autonomous non-profit organisation for the support of humanitarian programmes "Russian Humanitarian Mission", the All-Russian public and state organisation "Union of Russian Women", the Almaz-Antey Military Defence Concern Joint Stock Company.
More than 22,000 tonnes of basic necessities and food kits, including baby food and life-saving medicines, have been prepared at collection points.
Since March 2, 15,876.1 tons of humanitarian cargo have already been delivered to Ukraine, 920 humanitarian actions have been carried out, including 14 actions in Kharkov and Kherson regions, as well as in Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics, during which 349.6 tons of basic necessities, medicines and food were transferred to the civilian population of the liberated areas.
On April 27, 7 humanitarian actions have been planned and are currently being carried out in Zaporozhye and Kharkov regions, in Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics, during which 331 tons of basic necessities, medicine and food will be distributed.