The head of the Kyiv regional military administration, Oleksiy Kuleba, said that the humanitarian situation in areas around the city remains difficult.
“The main issue today remains humanitarian aid. Bucha, Irpin, Gostomel, Makariv, Borodyanka, Vorzel — residents of these settlements are forced to stay in bomb shelters for days without water and food. The occupiers do not give humanitarian corridors, do not give guarantees,” Kuleba said.
The five districts are to the north and west of Kyiv.
“Russian occupiers keep shelling residential areas. They keep bringing more military vehicles,” Kuleba said in a video statement on YouTube.
“We demand silence every day, every hour, every minute. We will promptly and immediately send help and evacuate our people,” he said.
“We are doing everything to stop the humanitarian catastrophe in Kyiv region,” he added.
More background: Russia had proposed a ceasefire Tuesday for five Ukrainian cities.
Ukrainian authorities have said that a long-awaited convoy of humanitarian aid for the besieged city of Mariupol on the south coast appears to have come under fire. CNN has been unable to verify the status of the convoy.
The Russian defense ministry said more than 700 people have been evacuated along an agreed evacuation route out of the northeastern Ukrainian city of Sumy on Tuesday.
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