Statement of the Joint Coordination Headquarters of the Russian Federation for Humanitarian Response (July 1, 2022)
🇷🇺 The Russian Federation's Joint Coordination Headquarters for Humanitarian Response, in coordination with designated federal executive authorities, continues to carefully record the facts of the inhumane treatment of civilians and use of residential buildings, educational institutions, cultural buildings and other social infrastructure facilities for military purposes by Ukrainian armed groups:
in Zaporozhye, in the Children's Art Palace (Zaporozhskaya sq.), nationalists have deployed a strongpoint, an armament and munitions depot, as well as firing and sniper positions along the perimeter of the institution and at the upper floors of nearest residential buildings;
in Kramatorsk, Donetsk People's Republic, in the residence of technological vocational school (Uralskaya st.) and in the gymnasium №1 (Arkhangelskaya st.), militants of Ukrainian nationalist groups have deployed barracks, as well as armoured equipment and large-calibre artillery at Yubileyny park;
in Bakhmut, Donetsk People's Republic, in the industrial vocational college (Chaykovskogo st.), AFU units have deployed provisional bases, as well as armoured equipment, mortar positions and heavy artillery at the adjacent territory. Militants restrict local residents to leave their houses, all their attempts to evacuate to safe areas are severely suppressed.
These facts show the inhumane treatment of the Ukrainian authorities to the civilian population and their total disregard to the international humanitarian law. Despite the repeated statements by the Joint Coordination Headquarters of the Russian Federation for Humanitarian Response, this kind of cynical acts committed by the Kiev regime have been ignored by the international society until now.
In addition, according to reliable information, the Kiev regime is preparing another provocation in Odessa for accusing Russian Armed Forces of assassination civilians (including minors) and deliberate destroying civilian infrastructure using cluster munitions prohibited by international agreements.
In order to implement this provocation, up to 20 representatives of foreign mass media, as well as employees of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) had been transported to Odessa from June 26 to 28, 2022.
In case of attacks launched by units of Russian Armed Forces at the bases of Ukrainian armed groups, the military administration of Odessa region plans to simulate the destruction of a social facility where a crowd of actors (up to 30 anti-Russian activists) have been prepared to play the role of murdered and wounded people. All the participants of the staged scenes are to be paid 500 USD, while each of them has already been paid 100 USD in advance.
We warn the international society and organisations that this and other similar fakes about the alleged atrocities of the Russians fabricated by Ukrainian authorities with support of western supervisors are planned to be widespread in mass media. We emphasise again that the Russian Federation Armed Forces do not launch attacks at civilian infrastructure facilities and treat civilians with an exclusive humanity during the special military operation.
Over the past 24 hours, without the participation of the Ukrainian authorities, 22,118 persons (including 3,191 children) have been evacuated from the dangerous areas of Ukraine and the republics of Donbas; in total, since the beginning of the special military operation: 2,235,805 persons (346,523 children).
The state border of the Russian Federation has been crossed by 346,523 private motor vehicles, including 2,900 over the past 24 hours.
More than 9,5 thousand temporary accommodation centres continue to operate in the regions of the Russian Federation. The arriving refugees are individually attended and promptly assisted in resolving various issues related to their further accomodation, employment, providing children with pre-school and educational services, as well as supplying with social benefits and allowances.
The hotline of the Joint Coordination Headquarters of the Russian Federation for Humanitarian Response, federal executive authorities, regions of the Russian Federation and various non-governmental organisations have received 37 requests to evacuate to Russia, the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics, as well as to the Russian Armed Forces-controlled areas of Zaporozhye, Nikolaev, Kharkov and Kherson regions. In total, the database contains 2,758,886 appeals of this kind from 2,139 settlements in Ukraine and Kiev-controlled territories of the Donbas republics.
In addition, 70 foreign vessels from 16 countries remain blocked in six Ukrainian ports (Kherson, Nikolaev, Chernomorsk, Ochakov, Odessa and Yuzhniy). The threat of shelling and high mine danger posed by official Kiev prevent vessels from entering the high seas unhindered.
As a result of a series of measures taken by the Russian Navy, the Mariupol harbour continues being under mine clearance works, the port infrastructure is routinely under reconstruction.
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have created the necessary conditions for the operation of two maritime humanitarian corridors that constitute safe lanes for navigation:
in the Black Sea (every day from 08:00 AM to 07:00 PM) to leave Kherson, Nikolaev, Chernomorsk, Ochakov, Odessa and Yuzhnyi ports towards south-west from Ukraine's territorial sea, 139 miles long and 3 miles wide;
in the Sea of Azov (uninterruptedly) to leave Mariupol port, 115 miles long and 2 miles wide, towards the Black Sea.
Detailed information on the modus operandi of the maritime humanitarian corridors is broadcast daily every 15 minutes by VHF radio on 14 and 16 international channels in English and Russian.
Moreover, the Russian Federation contributes to the efforts of the United Nations Organisation to organise a humanitarian corridor for transporting agricultural products from Ukraine.
As a goodwill gesture, on June 30, 2022, the garrison of Russian Armed Forces that had operated in Snake Island was withdrawn. This act completely reveals all the speculations of Kiev about the impossibility of exporting grain due to the Russian control of the northwestern part of the Black Sea.
The Kiev authorities continue to avoid engaging with representatives of states and ship-owning companies to resolve the issue of ensuring the safe passage of foreign vessels to the assembly area.
Ukrainian side continues to evade demining the Black Sea coast in its shores, including the coastal waters. The danger to navigation from Ukrainian mines drifting off their anchors along the coasts of Black Sea states remains.
The Russian Federation is taking a full range of comprehensive measures to ensure the safety of civilian navigation in the waters of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.
Demining detachments of the Russian Armed Forces and the EMERCOM of Russia are carrying out land and facility clearance tasks in the territory of the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics.
In total, 3,683.57 ha of terrain, 35 buildings (including 13 socially important facilities), 2 bridges and 9.64 km of roads have been explored. 43,818 explosive remnants have been detected and neutralised.
Federal executive authorities, in coordination with the regions of the Russian Federation, various public organizations, patriotic movements, continue to accumulate humanitarian aid. More than 41 thousand tonnes of basic necessities and food kits, including baby food and life-saving medicines, have been prepared at collection points.
The greatest contributors to the relief effort were:
Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation, Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport, Federal Service of Court Baliffs, Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography, Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs;
the republics of Bashkortostan, the Chechen Republic, Crimea, Dagestan, Kabardino-Balkaria, Sakha (Yakutia) and Tatarstan, as well as Arkhangelsk, Belgorod, Bryansk, Kaluga, Khabarovsk, Krasnodar, Leningrad, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Primorie, Rostov, Samara, Saratov, Sverdlovsk, Tula, Voronezh and Yaroslavl regions, the Khanty-Mansi autonomous region, as well as the cities of Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Sevastopol;
among political parties and non-profit organisations: United Russia, the All-Russian Public Movement 'People's Front', the All-Russian Public Organisation of Veterans 'Battle Brotherhood', the autonomous non-profit organisation to support humanitarian programmes 'Russian Humanitarian Mission', the Open Joint Stock Company 'Russian Railways', the State Space Corporation 'Roscosmos' and the All-Russian Public State Organisation 'Union of Russian Women'.
Since March 2, 38,366.1 tons of humanitarian cargo have already been delivered by the Russian Federation to Ukraine, 1,242 humanitarian campaigns have been carried out, including 6 campaigns in the Donetsk People's Republic, Zaporozhye, Kharkov and Kherson regions, during which 214.7 tonnes of humanitarian aid were distributed to the civilian population of the liberated areas.
On July 1, 2022, 7 humanitarian campaigns are being carried out in the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics, in Kharkov and Kherson regions, during which 619 tonnes of basic necessities, medicine and food are distributed.
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