Russian sources reported that more than 31,000 civilians were evacuated from the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol.
According to Interfax, Major General Mikhail Mizintsev said Wednesday evening. The Ukrainian side had earlier said that it was not possible to set up escape corridors from the towns and villages that suffered badly on Wednesday.
According to Russia, 31,000 people were evacuated from Mariupol
Kyiv and Moscow repeatedly blame each other for the failed evacuation attempts and the ceasefire that was not adhered to. According to Ukrainian sources, 20,000 civilians managed to escape from Mariupol on Tuesday. On the other hand, it appears that transporters of food aid and medicine have been stuck in the western city of Berdyansk for days.
Russia accuses Ukraine
Meanwhile, Russia accused Ukraine of shooting at a bus convoy carrying refugees heading to the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. Four people were killed as a result. This could not initially be verified independently.
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