Statement of the Joint Coordination Headquarters of the Russian Federation for Humanitarian Response

Statement of the Joint Coordination Headquarters of the Russian Federation for Humanitarian Response

(June 23, 2022)

The Joint Coordination Headquarters of the Russian Federation for Humanitarian Response, in cooperation with the competent federal executive authorities and law enforcement agencies, continues to record the facts of criminal acts by the Kiev regime against the civilian population of Ukraine and the people's republics of Donbas.

It has been reliably elicited that professionals of the 72nd Centre for Information and Psychological Operations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) in Kharkov are preparing another cynical provocation with deaths amongst civilian population to accuse the Russian Armed Forces of launching indiscriminate attacks against civilian facilities. 

militants from Kraken nationalist battalion and 113th Territorial Brigade bring medical staff and ill children from other medical facilities of Kharkov to the First Child Health Hospital (Klochkovskaya st.). At the same time, the building of the hospital is mined and neo-Nazis are planning to explode it as soon as Russian troops launch artillery attacks at the military facilities in Kharkov. Correspondents from leading Western news agencies have already arrived in the city to prepare fake photos and videos. 

two reporters from CNN news channel escorted by 10 servicemen of Azov nationalist battalion have arrived in Odessa for recording prepared terrorist attacks on civilian facilities in order to accuse Russia of using prohibited methods of warfare.

We warn the so-called civilised West in advance that the abovementioned and other provocations by the Ukrainian authorities about the 'atrocities of the Russians' are soon to be widely circulated through the Western media and in various resources of the Internet.

We reiterate that Russian Armed Forces provide comprehensive assistance and support to the civilian population, treat them with high humanity and do not launch any attacks at the civilian infrastructure facilities during the special military operation.

In addition, Ukrainian armed groups continue using educational institutions, houses of culture and other social facilities with military purposes: 

in Druzhkovka, Donetsk People's Republic, in the school №8 (Bogdana Khmelnitskovo st.), militants of nationalist battalions have deployed strongpoints, artillery and multiple-rocket launchers, while the local population has been intentionally left without evacuation;

in Volnyansk, Zaporozhye region, in the vocational technical school №64 (Pushkina st.), a group of foreign mercenaries has deployed its manpower, as well as armoured vehicles and artillery at the adjacent territory; 

in Kharkov, on the lower and upper floors of residential buildings (Akademika Pavlova st.), Ukrainian nationalists have deployed their firing positions. At the same time, residents are forbidden to leave their flats, while any attempts of civilians to evacuate to safe areas are severely suppressed. 

These facts show the indifference of the Ukrainian authorities to the civilian population and their total disregard to the international humanitarian law. It occurs with the tacit consent of the collective West that continues turning a blind eye to the numerous war crimes of the Kiev regime.

Over the past 24 hours, without the participation of the Ukrainian representatives, 22,380 persons (including 3,615 children) have been evacuated from the dangerous areas of Ukraine and the republics of Donbas; in total, since the beginning of the special military operation: 2,048,928 persons (325,435 children).

The state border of the Russian Federation has been crossed by 312,388 private motor vehicles, including 4,375 over the past 24 hours.

More than 9,5 thousand temporary accommodation centres continue to operate in the regions of the Russian Federation. The arriving refugees are individually attended and promptly assisted in resolving vital issues related to their further accomodation, employment, providing children with pre-school and educational services, as well as supplying with social benefits and allowances.

The hotline of the Joint Coordination Headquarters of the Russian Federation for Humanitarian Response, federal executive authorities, regions of the Russian Federation and various non-governmental organisations have received 43 requests 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, the database contains 2,758,537 appeals of this kind from 2,139 settlements in Ukraine and Kiev-controlled territories of the Donbas republics.

In addition, 70 foreign vessels from 16 countries remain blocked in six Ukrainian ports (Kherson, Nikolaev, Chernomorsk, Ochakov, Odessa and Yuzhniy). The threat of shelling and high mine danger posed by official Kiev prevent vessels from entering the high seas unhindered.

As a result of a series of measures taken by the Russian Navy, the Mariupol harbour continues being under mine clearance works, the port infrastructure is routinely under reconstruction.

The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have created the necessary conditions for the operation of two maritime humanitarian corridors that constitute safe lanes for navigation:

 in the Black Sea (every day from 08:00 AM to 07:00 PM) to leave Kherson, Nikolaev, Chernomorsk, Ochakov, Odessa and Yuzhnyi ports towards south-west from Ukraine's territorial sea, 139 miles long and 3 miles wide; 

in the Sea of Azov (uninterruptedly) to leave Mariupol port, 115 miles long and 2 miles wide, towards the Black Sea.

Detailed information on the modus operandi of the maritime humanitarian corridors is broadcast daily every 15 minutes by VHF radio on 14 and 16 international channels in English and Russian.

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. 

Delegations from the Ministry of Defence of Russia and the Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Türkiye held negotiations in moscow and discussed the issues on grain export from Ukrainian ports. The parties have reached an agreement to continue consultations on this issue. 

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 3,518.1 hectares were explored (including 20.69 hectares over the past 24 hours), 35 buildings (including 13 socially important facilities), 2 bridges and 9.64 km of roads. 31,158 explosive remnants have been detected and neutralised, including 1,431 over the past 24 hours.

Federal executive authorities, in coordination with the regions of the Russian Federation, various public organizations, patriotic movements, continue to accumulate humanitarian aid. More than 38.5 thousand tonnes of basic necessities and food kits, including baby food and life-saving medicines, have been prepared at collection points.

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 Service of Court Baliffs, Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography, Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs;

the republics of Bashkortostan, the Chechen Republic, Crimea, Dagestan, Kabardino-Balkaria, Sakha (Yakutia) and Tatarstan, the Arkhangelsk, Belgorod, Bryansk, Kaluga, Khabarovsk, Krasnodar, Leningrad, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Primorie, Rostov, Samara, Saratov, Sverdlovsk, Tula, Ulyanovsk, Voronezh and Yaroslavl regions, the Khanty-Mansi autonomous region, as well as the cities of 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 Space Corporation 'Roscosmos' and the All-Russian Public State Organisation 'Union of Russian Women'.

Since March 2, 35,055.3 tonnes of humanitarian cargo have already been delivered by the Russian Federation to Ukraine, 1,205 humanitarian campaigns have been carried out, including 4 campaigns in the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics, as well as in Zaporozhye region, during which 183.1 tonnes of humanitarian aid were distributed to the civilian population of the liberated areas.

On June 23, 2022, 6 humanitarian campaigns are being carried out in the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics, in Kharkov and Kherson regions, during which 853.4 tonnes of basic necessities, medicine and food are distributed.

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