KYIV – Russia and Ukraine agreed on Wednesday to a day-long truce centred on a network of evacuation routes to allow people to flee the conflict, according to Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk.
Vereshchuk stated that Moscow has agreed to observe the cease-fire from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in six areas that have been seriously impacted by fighting, including districts around Kyiv, Zaporizhzhia in the south, and sections of Ukraine’s northeast.
Civilians from the capital’s outskirts, particularly Irpin and Bucha to the northwest, will be evacuated to Kyiv to avoid Russian shelling.
Civilians have begun evacuating from the cluster of settlements on Kyiv’s northwestern outskirts, which have been largely captured by Russian military.
On Sunday, a bursting shell killed four persons who were walking to Kyiv.