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Red Cross acting as ceasefire guarantor to allow evacuation of Mariupol, Volnovakha – report

The Red Cross international aid organization is reportedly acting as guarantor for a ceasefire that has been negotiated to allow the evacuation of Mariupol and Volnovakha, which have been blockaded by Russian troops.

The Reuters news agency says the Ukrainian government hopes to evacuate around 200,000 people from Mariupol and 15,000 from Volnovakha.

There is still no official confirmation that firing has stopped to allow civilians to leave.

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