Failure by Kiev to rescue surrounded troops would be a grave mistake
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is clear the militia has achieved a major success in intercepting
Kiev’s military operation, which represents a grave danger to the
population of Donbass and which has already led to the loss of many
lives among peaceful residents.
a result of the militia’s actions, a large number of Ukrainian
service members who did not participate in the military operation of
their own volition but while following orders have been surrounded.
call on the militia groups to open a humanitarian corridor for
Ukrainian service members who have been surrounded, so as to avoid
any needless loss of life, giving them the opportunity to leave the
combat area unimpeded and reunite with their families, to return them
to their mothers, wives and children, and to quickly provide medical
assistance to those who were injured in the course of the military
its part, the Russian side is ready and willing to provide
humanitarian aid to the people of Donbass, who have been affected by
this humanitarian catastrophe.
once again call on the Ukrainian authorities to immediately stop
military actions, cease fire, sit down at the negotiating table with
Donbass representatives and resolve all the accumulated problems
exclusively via peaceful means.