Donetsk, Apr 29 – DAN. A humanitarian corridor for civilians evacuating from Mariupol remains open since March 26, the DPR People's Militia said, commenting on the publication of the Reuters news agency saying that Kiev plans an evacuation from the Azovstal steel works for today.

Earlier an employee of the Ukrainian presidential office said that "the operation is scheduled for today," its goal is "to withdraw the civilian population from the territory of the plant." No other details followed.

“The humanitarian corridor has been open since March 26,” the DPR People's Militia said, answering the question on whether it is ready to evacuate civilians.

The remaining militants of the neo-Nazi Azov regiment are blocked on the territory of the Azovstal steel works. Ukrainian authorities claim that there are also civilians there. *ot