The President informed the UN Secretary General about the successful completion of the first stage of the evacuation.
Zelensky spoke with the UN Secretary General / photo from UNIAN
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the Secretary of the United Nations António Guterres with a request to assist in the removal of the wounded from Azovstal.
This was reported on the website of the head of the Ukrainian state.
“The lives of the people who stay there are at risk. Each and every one is important to us. We ask for your assistance in saving them,” Zelensky said during a telephone conversation with Guterres on Wednesday.
The President informed the UN Secretary General about the successful completion of the first stage of the evacuation, during which 121 people were evacuated from Azovstal and expressed hope for the successful continuation of the evacuation operation.
The head of state thanked the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross, which demonstrated the possibility of achieving progress in the most difficult humanitarian crises. “The whole world learned about the role of the UN and the ICRC in this. This demonstrated that international organizations can be effective,” Zelensky said.
Recall that on May 3, 156 civilians arrived in Zaporozhye on five evacuation buses, evacuated on May 1 from the territory of the Azovstal plant in Mariupol.
Today, the second stage of our evacuation operation from Mariupol was completed – 344 people were evacuated within the framework of the Mariupol humanitarian corridor.