Russia's President Vladimir Putin has called on the Donbass militias to open a humanitarian corridor for Ukrainian servicemen, who found themselves encircled, ITAR-TASS reported.
The call is contained in the Head of State's address circulated by the Kremlin press service on Friday.
The presidential address reads as follows: "I am calling on militia forces to open a humanitarian corridor for encircled Ukrainian servicemen in order to avoid senseless casualties, enable them to get out of the area of combat operations unimpededly and reunite with their families; bring them back to their mothers, wives, and children, and urgently to give medical aid to those wounded in the military operation".
Russia will continue to render humanitarian aid to the population of Donbass, says an address, issued by Russian President Vladimir Putin, to the militias of Ukraine's south-east.
President stated, "The Russian side is ready and will continue to provide humanitarian aid for the population of Donbass who suffer from a humanitarian disaster".
Putin also urged the authorities of Ukraine "immediately to discontinues combat actions, cease fire, and sit down at the negotiating table together with Donbass representatives in order to settle, exclusively in a peaceful way, all the problems that have piled up".