Russia-Ukraine War: 173 more civilians evacuated from Mariupol steelworks

Kyiv, May 9: An additional 173 Ukrainian civilians fled the siege city of Mariupol’s Azovstal ironworks and arrived in the southern city of Zaporizhia. In a social media post on Sunday, the Mariupol City Council said civilians had arrived in Zaporizhia on 10 buses, Ukrayinska Pravda reports.

The council added that three soldiers were killed and six were injured during the evacuation process. We would also like to thank the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and Deputy Prime Minister Irina Bereshchuk for promoting safe evacuation. Russia-Ukraine War: The United States has given Intel to help Ukraine sink the iconic Russian warship “Moscow,” the report said...

According to the commander of the Azov Battalion, it was not immediately clear whether some of the displaced civilians were being held in “filtration camps” in Russian-controlled areas. “Russian occupiers do not allow anyone to pass the checkpoint immediately.”

On Saturday, Vereshchuk announced that all remaining civilians had been safely evacuated from the bunker at the Azovstal iron plant. On May 1, the Ukrainian government, supported by the United Nations and the ICRC, was able to evacuate some of the civilians hiding from Russian troops in the Azofustari bunker, Ukrainian Prouda reported. The evacuation team arrived in Zaporizhia two days later. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes a surprise trip to Ukraine and provides support..

To make this operation possible, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres met with world leaders several times and personally made arrangements by visiting Moscow and Kyiv. On May 4, 344 Azovstal iron civilians evacuated to Zaporizhia via the Mariupol Corridor. This was the second phase of the evacuation operation promoted by the United Nations and the ICRC. Two days later, the Ukrainian government successfully evacuated 50 additional people, including children, from the steelworks.

(The above story was first published in Latest LY on May 9, 2022 at 09:41 AM IST. For news and updates on politics, the world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, please visit our website. Please log on.

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