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Humanitarian convoy once again failed to reach Mariupol due to shelling

Sunday, 13 March 2022, 19:19

Buses and trucks carrying humanitarian supplies to Mariupol had to stop in Berdyansk but will attempt to reach Mariupol again on Monday.

Source: Iryna Vereschuk, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the Questions of the Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories on Ukraine24; Ukrinform

Details: Vereschuk underscored that on Sunday the convoy could not reach Mariupol and evacuate its residents because Russian troops had again attacked the city from the air. According to her, many civilians were killed.


Vereschuk also noted that the embassies of Greece and Turkey, the OSCE mission, and the ICRC were calling for the evacuation operation from Mariupol to rescue their citizens and workers, but stressed that "the key is in Putin's hands."

At the same time, the Deputy Prime Minister announced that on Sunday humanitarian corridors were operating in the Luhansk and Kyiv regions, which thousands of people were able to leave.

Vereschuk added that overall more than 140,000 people had been evacuated thanks to the corridors.

Earlier it was reported that at every checkpoint as far as the village of Tokmak the Russian military had looted the humanitarian convoy, which was heading from Zaporizhzhia to Mariupol.

In Mariupol, Russian air raids have killed 2,187 citizens.