The municipality said on Tuesday that about 2,000 vehicles were able to exit the humanitarian sidewalk from the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, which was besieged by Russian forces and pro-Russian separatists.
“Two thousand cars are waiting at the exit of the city,” Mariupol City Council added, adding that conditions after the bombing and siege did not specify how many people were able to leave the devastating port city. The count was made at 2pm local time (1pm in Switzerland).
On Monday, 160 vehicles left the city, and after a series of defeats, evacuations were hastened by the absence of a Russian-Ukrainian ceasefire, while hundreds of thousands of people in the city were without water and food. .
Russia’s bombing of a maternity ward last week has caused a great deal of controversy internationally.
The humanitarian sidewalk, used by columns of vehicles, connects Mariupol and Zaporoshie, about 270 km by road, via Berdyansk.
Located about 55 kilometers from the Russian border and 85 kilometers from the separatist stronghold of Donetsk, Mariupol is still the largest city in the hands of Qi in the Donbass Basin, which includes Donetsk and Lukansk.
The capture of Moscow by this port city of about 450,000 people on the shores of the Sea of Azov will be a major turning point in the invasion of Ukraine.
This enables contact between Russian forces from annexed Crimea, which has already captured the ports of Berdyansk and Kerson, and separatist and Russian troops in the Donbass.
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