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Mariupol city council: Russia not keeping to ceasefire terms for evacuation corridor

Mariupol’s city council says Russian troops are not keeping to the terms of the ceasefire along the entire route of a corridor planned for evacuation of civilians, the Reuters news agency reports.

Local officials say “fighting is taking place” in the Zaporizhzhia region.

“We are negotiating with the Russian side to confirm the ceasefire along the entire evacuation route,” the city says in a statement.

The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Saturday it agreed to open an evacuation route for residents of the strategic port of Mariupol in the southeast of Ukraine and Volnovakha in the east.

The ministry did not say for how long the routes would remain open.

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