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Russia announces evacuation corridors from 4 cities, including Kyiv

A woman holds a toddler before stepping up in an evacuation train at the central train station in Kyiv on March 6, 2022. (SERGEI CHUZAVKOV / AFP)
A woman holds a toddler before stepping up in an evacuation train at the central train station in Kyiv on March 6, 2022. (SERGEI CHUZAVKOV / AFP)

Russia announces that it will allow the evacuation of civilians from the Ukrainian cities of Kyiv, Mariupol, Kharkiv and Sumy.

According to the Interfax news agency, the evacuation corridors will be opened at the request of French President Emmanuel Macron.

The corridors will open at 10 a.m. local time. The report does not say how long they will remain open for.

Previous attempts to evacuate cities have failed amid accusations by Ukraine of ongoing shelling by Russian troops despite the agreements.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is now in its 12th day, and has caused 1.5 million people to flee the country with millions more thought to be displaced within the country’s borders.

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