Lithuania’s formin calls to raise issue of humanitarian corridor for Ukrainians

  • 2022-03-02
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis sees it necessary to create a humanitarian corridor in Ukraine for the civilians willing to leave the territories occupied by Russia.

“We have to raise the issue of a humanitarian corridor inside Ukraine from the territories currently controlled by Russia’s occupiers so as to enable the civilians who face bombings and inhuman conditions to leave those territories,” he told reporters before the government’s meeting on Wednesday.

The minister added that such humanitarian corridors were usually declared no-fly zones but those were “multilateral decisions”.

“This may even need approval of the United Nations in this case,” Landsbergis said.

The Kremlin invaded Ukraine last week and started a war, sparking condemnation from across the world. Russia surrounded Ukraine's major cities but Ukrainian forces are fiercely resisting.

Western countries, including Lithuania, responded to the invasion with tough sanctions for Russia, and are providing comprehensive assistance, including military, to Ukraine.