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Ukraine decries ‘immoral’ Kremlin offer of civilian corridors to Russia or Belarus

Some routes would take those fleeing war to Belarus or Russia, whose forces are continuing to pound cities across Ukraine

Ukraine has criticised a proposal by Moscow to open refugee corridors as “immoral” and “unacceptable” after the Russian defence ministry announced that civilians fleeing some cities would only be allowed to leave for Belarus or Russia.

Ukraine’s deputy prime minister, Iryna Vereshchuk, dismissed Russia’s six proposed corridors after it emerged that only two of them – from Sumy and Mariupol – involved evacuation routes that led to other parts of Ukraine, with all other routes leading directly to Russia or pro-Russian Belarus.

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