Italy will keep giving "full backing" to the creation of humanitarian corridors enabling civilians to flee war zones in Ukraine, foreign minister Luigi Di Maio vowed on Friday.
"I have just spoken to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi. Italy will give its full backing to the creation of humanitarian corridors and we share concerns over the food crisis," Di Maio tweeted.
"Maximum support for the United Nations," the tweet added.
Since Russia invaded Ukraine 10 weeks ago, a total 5.8 million people have fled the country and an estimated 7.7 million are internally displaced, while 13 million are stranded in war zones, according to the UN.