The Russian Federation’s Joint Coordination Headquarters for Humanitarian Response continues to record the Kiev regime’s criminal actions against civilians.
According to reliable information, militants of nationalist groups are preparing a provocation with the use of toxic substances in Nikolaevka, Donetsk People’s Republic. For this purpose, the Ukrainian neo-Nazis brought tanks with liquid chlorine (over six thousand litres) to the pumping and filtration station of the Slavyansk TPP, which they had mined and planned to blow up when units of Russian troops and formations of the Donetsk People’s Republic approach.
We warn the “civilized West” in advance of an impending provocation in which the Ukrainian authorities will once again accuse the Russian military of allegedly indiscriminate strikes on chemically hazardous facilities, with wide spread of fabricated material in the Ukrainian and Western media.
In addition, the Ukrainian armed formations, by using chemical industry facilities to house their units and military equipment, are deliberately creating conditions for man-made accidents that could affect thousands of civilians:
in Nikolaev, militants have equipped artillery and MLRS positions on the territory of the UkrGIAP company (Vladimir Stanko Street);
in Kharkov, territorial defence units and heavy weaponry are deployed at Kharkov Khimprom enterprise (Promyshlennaya Street);
in Odessa, armoured vehicles and large-calibre artillery of AFU units are deployed in the immediate vicinity of Odessa Port Refrigerator (Customs Square str.).
Once again, we call on the world community, the United Nations, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and other international organisations to influence official Kiev and take effective measures to prevent Ukrainian armed formations from using chemically hazardous facilities for military purposes.
Despite all the difficulties and obstacles imposed by the Ukrainian side, over the past day, without the participation of Kiev, 22,047 people were evacuated from dangerous areas, 3,456 of them children, and in total, since the beginning of the special military operation, 2,335,067 people have already been evacuated, of which 368,199 are children.
The state border of the Russian Federation was crossed by 364,375 personal vehicles including 4,534 per day.
More than 9,500 temporary accommodation centres continue to operate in the regions of the Russian Federation. The refugees are dealt with on an individual basis and are promptly assisted with various pressing issues relating to onward accommodation, employment assistance, places for children in kindergartens and educational institutions, and the provision of entitlements to social benefits.
Over the past 24 hours, the hotline of the Interdepartmental Coordination Headquarters of the Russian Federation for Humanitarian Response, federal executive authorities, constituent entities of the Russian Federation and various NGOs received 28 requests from foreign and Ukrainian citizens 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 there are 2,759,012 such appeals from 2,139 locations in Ukraine in the database.
In addition, 70 foreign vessels from 16 countries remain blocked in 6 Ukrainian ports (Kherson, Nikolaev, Chernomorsk, Ochakov, Odessa and Yuzhniy). The threat of shelling and high mine danger posed by official Kiev prevents vessels from entering the high seas unhindered.
As a result of the measures taken by the Russian Navy, the mine threat in the waters of the port of Mariupol has been eliminated and measures are being taken to restore the port infrastructure.
The Russian Armed Forces have created conditions for the operation of two maritime humanitarian corridors, which are safe lanes for ships:
in the Black Sea – to leave Kherson, Nikolaev, Chernomorsk, Ochakov, Odessa and Yuzhnyi ports in a south-westerly direction from Ukraine’s territorial sea, 139 miles long and 3 miles wide;
in the Sea of Azov, to leave Mariupol port 115 miles long and 2 miles wide towards the Black Sea.
Detailed information in English and Russian on the modus operandi of the maritime humanitarian corridor is broadcast daily every 15 minutes on VHF radio on 14 and 16 international channels in English and Russian.
At the same time, 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.
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.
A total of 3,751.31 hectares were checked, 35 buildings (including 13 socially important facilities), 2 bridges and 9.64 km of roads. 48,232 explosive objects have been detected and deactivated.
Federal executive authorities, together with the subjects of the Russian Federation, various public organizations, patriotic movements, continue to accumulate humanitarian aid. 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 Bailiff Service, Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography, Federal Agency of Nationalities;
republics of Bashkortostan, Dagestan, Crimea, Sakha (Yakutia), Tatarstan, as well as Kabardino-Balkarian and Chechen Republics, Krasnodar, Primorsky and Khabarovsk regions, Arkhangelsk, Belgorod, Bryansk, Voronezh regions, Kaluga, Leningrad, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Rostov, Samara, Saratov, Sverdlovsk, Tula and Yaroslavl regions, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area, as well as 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 Corporation for Space Activities “Roscosmos” and the All-Russian Public and Public Organisation “Russian Union of Women”.
More than 43,500 tons of basic necessities, food and medicines have been prepared at the collection points. Since March 2, 2022, 39,913.3 tons of humanitarian cargo have already been delivered to Ukraine, 1,263 humanitarian actions have been carried out, including 5 actions in Zaporozhye and Kharkov regions, as well as in Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics, during which 290.5 tons of basic necessities, medicines and food were transferred to the civilian population of the liberated areas.
On July 5, 6 humanitarian actions have been planned and are currently being carried out in Kharkov region, in Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics, during which 509 tons of basic necessities, medicine and food will be distributed.