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Evacuation from Mariupol's Azovstal plant underway: Volodymyr Zelensky

The Ukrainian authorities are working with the United Nations to evacuate other civilians from the plant, Zelensky said

Russia Ukraine Conflict | Antonio Guterres | Volodymyr Zelensky

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Volodymyr Zelensky
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky

Ukrainian President said on Sunday that an evacuation is underway inside the Azovstal plant in the besieged city of Mariupol.

"The first group of about 100 people is already heading to the controlled area," Zelensky tweeted.

He said that the evacuees are set to arrive in southern Ukraine's city of Zaporizhzhia on Monday, Xinhua news agency reported.

Petro Andryushchenko, an advisor to the mayor of Mariupol said earlier on Telegram that the evacuation began at 4 p.m. local time.

The Ukrainian authorities are working with the United Nations to evacuate other civilians from the plant, Zelensky said.

The evacuation from Mariupol was the centerpiece of talks between Zelensky and UN Secretary-General on Thursday.

Mariupol, a key Azov Sea port city in eastern Ukraine, has seen intense fighting since the Russia- conflict started.



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First Published: Mon, May 02 2022. 06:43 IST