Briefing of the Head of the National Center for Defense of the Russian Federation Colonel
Mikhail Mizintsev, March 8, 2022
Given the rapid deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the settlements of Ukraine, where nationalists continue to forcibly detain thousands of civilians, including foreigners, the Russian side yesterday despite repeated disruptions of the conflict eh agreements by Kiev authorities, took another initiative to carry out a humanitarian operation. At the same time, we have fulfilled the entire algorithm of preparation for the evacuation of civilians and foreign nationals through safe corridors.
Unfortunately, there are ten routes offered to the Ukrainian side - two from Kiev, Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkov and Mariupol - including one from each city to the Russian Federation, as well as one through the territory controlled by the Kiev authorities Ri to Poland, Moldova, Romania, official Kiev confirmed only one route - from Sumy through Poltava on to the border with Poland.
At present, thanks to unprecedented security measures taken by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, 723 people have been evacuated along this route. , of them 576 citizens of India, 115 are Chinese, 20 Jordan, 12 are Tunisians.
In addition, Russia without the participation of the Ukrainian side, 5,334 people were evacuated per day from danger zones of various areas of Ukraine, as well as the Luhansk and Donetsk People's Republics. , of which 781 are children, and since the beginning of the special military operation there are already more than 174 thousand people. , of them 44,250 are children. 20,033 units of personal car transport crossed the state border of the Russian Federation, 777. of them per day.
Currently, 223 foreign nationals are also being completed without the participation of the Ukrainian side without the participation of 223 foreign citizens from the Crimea to Novorossiysk, including 188 people - Turkey, 15 - Egypt, 8 - Italy , 6 from Pakistan and 5 from India and 1 Brazilian. But those numbers will increase as the operation is still ongoing.
At the same time, official Kiev authorities continue to categorically reject all main evacuation routes from Kiev, Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkov and Mariupol to the territory of the Russian Federation. I would like to remind the Ukrainian side that in our database, taking into account the expired date, two million 541 thousand 367 applications have already been processed on various communication channels from specific citizens of Ukraine, as well as foreigners, with the requests of sp asti and evacuate them from 1,917 settlements of Ukraine.
I would like to point out that this database contains the names, surnames and addresses of these people, audio and video protocols of their panic, heartbreaking stories of the dire humanitarian situation, horrors and atrocities committed by nationalists, killed tvah, physical violence, searches and illegal arrests.
If we had a basic trust in the Ukrainian authorities, then we could hand over this database to them in order to dispel speculation that allegedly no one wants to go to the Russian Federation. But for obvious reasons we can't do it. As soon as the database is in the hands of nationalists, all those who seek help from Ukrainian citizens will be persecuted, humiliated, tortured and shot dead.
This is the same reason we are afraid to pass this information to the United Nations representatives, as detailed information about the citizens of Ukraine may also fall into the hands of nationalists. But having this objective data, UN representatives would stop from the high stands to loudly accuse Russia of failure to fulfill humanitarian obligations, and also to declare the absence of Ukrainians and foreign nationals wanting to leave Russia The Ossian Federation, as officially announced yesterday by the Deputy Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths.
The answers to all of these questions about where these false statements are coming from are very simple to understand.
Officials of Kiev authorities and mayors of cities received strict instructions to prevent any evacuation attempt to the Russian Federation, that is, to inform citizens about possible evacuation to Russia and the creation of humanitarian aid for it on a daily basis. Arny corridors are simply not enough. This is a first.
And the second one. Any attempts to exit through humanitarian corridors into the Russian Federation are brutally thwarted by nationalists. We have already told you about this in detail. Any further comments are unnecessary here.
But no matter how the situation develops, whatever measures the Kiev regime has taken, including with the assistance of short-sighted, dishonest UN employees, as well as other international organizations to hide their heinous crimes, but or later the civilized world will learn about all the atrocities done against its people.
This database will be a direct testimony to the lawlessness and crimes of the Kiev authorities against Ukrainian citizens.
The Kiev regime, as a result of the loss of civil law control in cities and villages, by its helpless actions, in practice, supports chaos in the territories controlled by Bandera gangs, ignores the numerous facts looter va, which has already taken a catastrophic scale.
This indicates that the official Kiev does not control the situation in his own country, and cannot ensure that its obligations are fulfilled. All fundamental decisions are essentially made by nationalists and their accomplices.
Gangs of radicals continue to intimidate civilians detained in cities, threatening them with murder during their evacuation attempts to Russia.
At the same time, checkpoints in Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Moldova and Romania were virtually unwilling to receive Ukrainian refugees trying to find protection from the terror organized by the territorial defense battalions. Traffic jams from cars and trucks have accumulated at the border crossings. People are forced to leave vehicles and walk with heavy bags. The lines stretched to 40 kilometers, and the passage time exceeds two days.
At the same time, there are no toilets, no water, no food, no heating points or medical care at the checkpoints. People, many of whom women with children, are forced to stay outside in minus temperatures for days. Numerous cases of physical violence, robbery, looting against Ukrainian refugees and foreign nationals have been recorded by local crime, which in addition requires payment of wages for organizing an unimpeded passage. , reaching one and a half thousand US dollars.
Various pass restrictions have been introduced. In particular, males aged 18 to 60 are not allowed into Poland without permission from Ukrainian military committees. But corrupt border guards for a bribe of up to 5 thousand. Dollars offer unhindered crossing the border.
Refugees face each other after crossing the border
with numerous problems related to the lack of basic accommodation and rest conditions. Tent camps without any facilities are provided in the neighboring states for their accommodation.
Despite the inconsistency of actions of the Kiev authorities, we are ready to patiently wait for constructive work on humanitarian issues from them and hope for close cooperation with the profile structures of the UN, OSCE and other international organizations. Now more than ever, it is important to walk away from political engagement of the humanitarian community, as a high-level official did from the United Nations podium. This is extremely important for every person who has been in the most difficult humanitarian conditions in settlements of Ukraine.
Since yesterday, the Interdepartmental Coordination Headquarters of the Russian Federation for Humanitarian Response in Ukraine has organized effective interaction with UN representatives, who, after the appeal of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterrish to The Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation has officially arrived in Moscow and is in contact with us around the clock.
Now on current affairs.
Territorial Defense Battalions continue to hold hostages as "living shields" more than four and a half million. civilian citizens, as well as about two thousand foreigners, who have already expressed the desire to evacuate to safe places from the horrors and arbitrariness organized by the nationalists. Cases of racial discrimination of human rights by neo-Nazis continue to come in.
The Russian side creates all necessary conditions for peaceful and safe life in the liberated territories, ensures unhindered access of the population to humanitarian assistance.
More than 9 thousand temporary placement points continue to function normally in the subjects of the Russian Federation. Individual work is organized with each person arriving in Russia.
Humanitarian aid continues to accumulate at collection points, more than 15.5 thousand have already been accumulated. a ton.
946 tons of humanitarian cargo have been delivered to Ukraine, 132 humanitarian actions were carried out in the settlements of Zaporizhzhya, Kiev, Kharkov, Kherson and Chernihiv regions, as well as in Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics, including the Iste 22 humanitarian actions have been carried out today, during which 64 tons of items have been transferred to the peaceful population of liberated areas essential necessities, medicines and food supplies.
As of today, 33 humanitarian actions are planned and currently being carried out in the Kharkiv and Kherson regions, in the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics, during which 481 tons of essential items are transferred to the civilian population. medicine and food supplies.