Ukrainian ombudsman hopes for humanitarian corridor for return of Ukrainians from Russia
Negotiations are underway between Ukraine and Russia with the mediation of Turkey to open a humanitarian corridor to return civilian Ukrainians from Russian captivity
Ukrainian Ombudsman Dmytro Lubinets shared the information on Espreso TV.
"I had a meeting with Turkey’s President Erdogan, where he put forward an initiative to open a "humanitarian corridor." Russia is an unpredictable partner, so I highly appreciate the desire of Turkey's ombudsman and the president to participate in this and help Ukrainian citizens return home," he said.
Lubinets noted that this will become a new platform for releasing Ukrainians from captivity if supported at the presidential level.
"There have already been talks between Erdogan and Putin, and we are waiting for talks between Erdogan and Zelenskyy. If diplomatic agreements are reached, I really hope that this corridor will start working so we can solve the issue of civilians. The main issue is the return of Ukrainian civilians who are in basically captivity. Legally, I call them civilian hostages," the ombudsman summarized.