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Next evacuation from Mariupol is scheduled for Tuesday morning

Monday, 2 May 2022, 22:08
Next evacuation from Mariupol is scheduled for Tuesday morning

Alyona Mazurenko - Monday, 2 May 2022, 22:08

The evacuation from Mariupol city, blockaded by Russian troops, is scheduled for 7 a.m. on 3 May. The assembly point is on the Lunacharske Ring road near Berdiansk.

Source: Mariupol City Council on Telegram

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Quote: "It’s official. Evacuation. With the support of the UN and the Red Cross, the evacuation of civilians has been agreed for tomorrow. The assembly point is the Lunacharske Ring road near Berdiansk. Starting at 7 a.m."

Background:

  • A massive fire, visible from all over Mariupol, broke out at the "Azovstal" plant on 2 May.
  • At noon on 1 May, international journalists reported that evacuation buses with 50 civilians had left Mariupol, heading to territory controlled by combatants of the unrecognised "Donetsk People’s Republic".
  • Later, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy confirmed that the evacuation of civilians from the bunkers of the "Azovstal" plant in Mariupol had begun, with the assistance of the United Nations. "The first group of about 100 people is already on its way to the controlled territory," he said.

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