8,000 people rescued in humanitarian corridors, says Zelensky
More than 8,000 people were evacuated through humanitarian corridors on Monday, including from Kyiv and Mariupol, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said.
“During the day, eight humanitarian corridors operated,” he said in a video address Monday evening. “kyiv, Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Vorzel, Bucha, Velyka Dymerka, Mariupol, Lysychansk, Severodonetsk, Popasna and Kreminna. 8,057 people were rescued. Thank you to everyone who did it, who worked for the people. “
He added that 200 tons of humanitarian aid have also been delivered. Zelensky praised the army as it continued to hold back Russian forces as the war dragged on until Day 27.
“It was another day that brought us all closer to winning,” said Zelensky. “The enemy is slowly trying to move. To go on the offensive somewhere. To capture our road somewhere. To cross the river somewhere.
Zelensky said several children were among those attacked in Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia region on Monday. He also condemned an attack at a freedom rally in Kherson, saying “Russian soldiers don’t even know what it’s like to be free.”
“They were brought here, to be honest, as if they had been sentenced,” he said. “Doomed to death, condemned to disgrace.”
“We are coordinating our positions on the eve of important summits in Europe,” Zelensky said. “Our position will sound definitely. It will sound, believe me, firmly.”