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Over the past two days we have already evacuated about 100,000 people through humanitarian corridors. Nevertheless Mariupol, Volnovakha remain fully blocked. Even if we did everything to organize a humanitarian corridor, the Russian troops did not stop bombing. Despite this, I decided to send a convoy of goods [trucks] for Mariupol with drinking water and medicines.
I thank all the drivers, courageous people who were ready to fulfill this mission. An important mission. However, the invaders started a tank attack on where this corridor was supposed to take place. A corridor of life for Mariupol.
Jthey did it deliberately, they knew what they were detonating, they were under orders to hold the city hostage, to abuse it and constantly bomb it, and bomb it. Today they destroyed the building of the Main Directorate of the State Emergency Service in Donetsk Oblast. The meeting point for people awaiting evacuation was next to this building. This is open terrorism by experienced terrorists.
The world should know that. The world must recognize it. We are all dealing with a terrorist state. Whatever happens, we will continue to try to provide Mariupol with the humanitarian assistance that its people desperately need. Our people, the Ukrainians. Invaders do everything to deceive people in blocked cities.
They block communication, do not give information, the state does everything to help the city to let the inhabitants of Mariupol know: We are fighting. We will not stop the fight. If you have the opportunity to talk to the people of Mariupol, to write to them, remind them that Ukraine stands with them wholeheartedly and is doing everything to stop the torture in the city.