Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk in an interview with the French TV channel BFMTV called on the international community to join the organization of the evacuation of wounded Ukrainian servicemen from the territory of the Azovstal plant in Mariupol.
Vereshchuk noted that about half of the Azovstal defenders who still remain at the plant are seriously wounded and in need of medical assistance. According to her information about a thousand fighters remain on the territory of the plant, reports the press service of the Ministry for the reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.
"A new special operation is needed to help evacuate the wounded soldiers from Azovstal. The IC Red Cross mission and the UN are ready to join the process of organizing the evacuation. And I will ask all the international community to join it!", - stressed Vereshchuk and specified that heavy fighting does not stop at the territory of the plant, as the occupants do not stop trying to storm Azovstal and destroy all the survivors.
The deputy prime minister noted that in order to evacuate the wounded, the participation of leaders of states with experience of cooperation with Russia and who understand who Putin is needed.
"We need the help of state leaders to mediate in order to agree with Russia on the guarantees it must provide during the humanitarian corridor. This is a cease-fire, a place where the wounded will be evacuated," Vereshchuk pointed out.