Russia responds to UN proposal for Easter truce

21 April, 10:25
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Russia rejected the proposal of United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to introduce a four-day "humanitarian pause" in Ukraine during Holy Week, which would last until Easter, April 24.

Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN Serhiy Kyslytsya said it on Twitter, according to Gazeta.ua.

"The position of the Moscow Fuhrer was made public in a few hours at the Security Council," he wrote.

The representative of Russia said that the truce will allegedly allow the Ukrainian side to "arrange new inhumane provocations and launch new fakes about the actions of Russian soldiers."

"Calls for peace and a cease-fire sound untrue and insincere in these circumstances. The truce is an attempt to give Kyivan nationalists and radicals a pause so that they can regroup," he said.

United Nations Secretary-General Guterres called on Tuesday to open humanitarian corridors in Ukraine to evacuate the population from the war zone. A" humanitarian pause" would allow safe delivery of life-saving aid to people from cities like Mariupol, Kherson, Donetsk and Luhansk.

Previously, Kuleba called on Russia to heed the UN Secretary-General's proposal for an Easter truce.

All-Ukrainian Council of Churches supported the appeal regarding the truce on Easter days.