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Vereshchuk called the condition for the organization – UNIAN

In particular, people must volunteer to evacuate the plant.

There are hundreds of civilians on the territory of the enterprise / photo:

Vice Prime Minister-Minister for the Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Irina Vereshchuk spoke about the condition under which it is possible to organize a humanitarian corridor from the plant “Nitrogenin Severodonetsk.

As an UNIAN correspondent reports, Vereshchuk said this at a briefing.

She said that the Azot plant does not have bomb shelters or underground passages or shelters.

“Now the people who are there, they are in great danger. However, we really applied for the opening of a humanitarian corridor from Azot,” Vereshchuk said and added that it was planned to use one of the bridges that had not been built before to take people to Lysichansk. finally destroyed by the Russian invaders.

“Today, if I understand correctly, because the situation is constantly changing, there are about 300 people there,” the minister said.

According to her, to open a humanitarian corridor, it is necessary to involve international organizations, in particular the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

“The first and necessary condition is the good will of the people. We cannot force people to leave. We cannot force them to take any action. This is done by the occupier. He forces, forcibly takes people out and puts pressure on people. We can only do this and if people show such a will, as was the case at Azovstal. As soon as civilians turned to us and said that they wanted to leave, we immediately began to deal with it. In this case, I know that a very small number people who want to leave Azot,” she said.

As Vereshchuk said, the Ukrainian military promised to make short videos with those people who voluntarily want to leave.

“If this happens, we will, of course, continue to break through the corridor from Azot. But it’s true that the situation there is insanely difficult. The civilian population there is suffering a lot,” the Deputy Prime Minister emphasized.

As UNIAN reported, on June 17, the head of the Lugansk regional military administration, Serhiy Gaidai, said that physically getting out of the territory of the plant “Nitrogen”It is now impossible and simply dangerous in Severodonetsk due to constant shelling and fighting. There are 568 people in the shelter, including 38 children.

According to him, last month these people were offered to evacuate, but they refused.

The head of the region stressed that exit from the plant is possible only if there is a complete ceasefire.

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