Red Cross prohibits use of its emblem on humanitarian vehicles - Zelensky

Red Cross prohibits use of its emblem on humanitarian vehicles - Zelensky

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The International Committee of the Red Cross prohibits the use of its emblem on vehicles carrying out humanitarian missions in Ukraine.

This was announced by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky in a video address March 8, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"We have seen concrete consent of the Russian side to set up an evacuation corridor from the city of Sumy - not just for our people but for hundreds of foreigners, citizens of India, China… These are students. I was told that the Red Cross, the International Red Cross, prohibits us from using the emblem on the vehicles carrying out humanitarian missions. The Red Cross prohibits this as if it is their property. And this is significant. This says a lot. That some people, very influential people, have decided to put a cross on Ukrainians. But I shall not allow this. We shall not allow this," Zelensky said.

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As Ukrinform reported, On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared war on Ukraine and launched a large-scale invasion. Russian troops have been killing civilians, shelling and destroying key infrastructure, and their missiles have been hitting Ukrainian households.

Martial law was imposed in Ukraine and general mobilization was announced.

Ukraine formally filed a lawsuit against Russia with the UN ICC in The Hague.


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