torsdag 10. mars 2022

Ukraine: Civilians evacuated from two areas under attack

Civilians are being evacuated from two devastated areas of Ukraine after Russia agreed to pause attacks. A convoy of buses and cars carrying mostly foreign students left the northern city of Sumy, while dozens of people left Irpin near Kyiv. Previous evacuations have failed, with Russia accused of shelling routes.

The UN says more than two million people have now fled Ukraine since Russia launched its invasion nearly two weeks ago. Evacuations from Sumy began on Tuesday morning, with buses heading towards the city of Poltava, further south and away from the front line. Indian and Chinese students were among those evacuated. The Indian government said all of its 694 students in the city had left with the convoy.

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