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Around 100 civilians evacuated from Mariupol steel plant — Zelensky

An initial group of around 100 civilians have been evacuated from the besieged Azovstal steel plant in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says.

“Evacuation of civilians from Azovstal began. The 1st group of about 100 people is already heading to the controlled area. Tomorrow we’ll meet them in Zaporizhzhia,” he tweets, referring to a city some 220 kilometers (130 miles) to the northwest.

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