Evacuation buses leave Mariupol

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Published: 2022-04-21 17:20

Last Updated: 2022-08-17 14:58


Evacuation buses leave Mariupol
Evacuation buses leave Mariupol

Deputy of Ukraine’s Prime Minister, Iryna Vereshchuk, announced that four evacuation buses left Mariupol’s harbor south east of Ukraine, according to AFP.

This evacuation process came after the strategic harbor in the sea of Azov was seized by Russians after two months of siege.

An agreement with Russia was previously reached in order to provide a humanitarian evacuation road to evacuate civilians out of the sieged harbor. This agreement was the first of its kind since Saturday, a Ukrainian official stated.

Iryna Vereshchuk said through a message on Telegram: “We reached an initial agreement with the Russians for a humanitarian road to evacuate women, children and the elderly.”

Ukraine had announced on Monday the halt of evacuations from cities close to the fight in the east of the country, accusing Russia of bombing evacuation routes.