From 10:00 on March 5, the Russian side announced a ceasefire and opened humanitarian corridors for people to leave Mariupol and Volnovakha.

According to Reuters news agency, Russia’s Defense Ministry said on March 5, Russia announced a partial ceasefire to create conditions for opening humanitarian corridors for civilians to leave the Ukrainian cities of Mariupol and Volnovakha.

Ukrainian refugees in Hrebenne, on the Polish-Ukrainian border, March 3.

Interfax news agency quoted a statement from the country’s Defense Ministry stating: “From 10:00 am on March 5 (Russian time), the Russian side announced a ceasefire and opened humanitarian corridors for people to leave Mariupol and Volnovakha.”

Earlier, at the end of the second round of negotiations between Russian and Ukrainian officials, the two sides agreed to establish humanitarian corridors to provide aid and potentially declare a ceasefire in some areas to civilian aid.

The WHO aid arrived in Poland on March 3 and will be delivered to the Ukrainian city of Lvov, and then to conflict zones.

These goods include wound treatment kits for 1,000 people as well as medicine for 150,000 people, including cancer drugs and insulin for diabetics.

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