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Ukraine: Humanitarian corridor opened for citizens fleeing Donetsk01:24

Ukraine: Humanitarian corridor opened for citizens fleeing Donetsk

Ukraine, Dachnoe Village, Donetsk
August 5, 2014 at 18:17 GMT +00:00 · Published

A humanitarian corridor was opened in and around Donetsk on Tuesday to help people flee fighting between the Ukrainian army and anti-Kiev forces. People fleeing Donetsk took refuge in a refugee camp set-up in the village of Dachnoe.

The humanitarian corridor operated from 10:00 to 14:00 local time (9:00 to 13:00 CET) and extended westwards from Donetsk to the location where the refugee camp has been established. The camp, about 46 kilometres from Donetsk, can hold around 100 people and is equipped with water stations and provisions. After 14:00 fighting allegedly resumed in the vicinity of the corridor.

Intense clashes near Mariinka outside Donetsk as well as the fight for control of the city led to the establishment of the corridor, which appears to have been respected by both sides.

Ukraine: Humanitarian corridor opened for citizens fleeing Donetsk01:24
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A humanitarian corridor was opened in and around Donetsk on Tuesday to help people flee fighting between the Ukrainian army and anti-Kiev forces. People fleeing Donetsk took refuge in a refugee camp set-up in the village of Dachnoe.

The humanitarian corridor operated from 10:00 to 14:00 local time (9:00 to 13:00 CET) and extended westwards from Donetsk to the location where the refugee camp has been established. The camp, about 46 kilometres from Donetsk, can hold around 100 people and is equipped with water stations and provisions. After 14:00 fighting allegedly resumed in the vicinity of the corridor.

Intense clashes near Mariinka outside Donetsk as well as the fight for control of the city led to the establishment of the corridor, which appears to have been respected by both sides.

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