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101 civilians evacuated from Mariupol’s Azovstal plant — UN

Smoke rises from the grounds of the Azovstal steel plant in the city of Mariupol on April 29, 2022, amid the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Andrey Borodulin/AFP)
Smoke rises from the grounds of the Azovstal steel plant in the city of Mariupol on April 29, 2022, amid the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Andrey Borodulin/AFP)

The UN says 101 civilians were “successfully evacuated” from the tunnels of the Azovstal plant in Ukraine’s battered city of Mariupol, besieged by Russian forces for two months, in a joint effort with the Red Cross.

“I am pleased and relieved to confirm that 101 civilians have successfully been evacuated from the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol,” Osnat Lubrani, the UN’s Ukraine humanitarian coordinator, says in a statement, adding that the group included “women, men, children and older persons.”

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