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Ukraine halts Mariupol evacuation as it accuses Russia of breaking local ceasefire

Officials in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, which is surrounded by Russian forces, say they are delaying an evacuation of the civilian population, accusing Moscow’s troops of breaking a ceasefire.

“Due to the fact that the Russian side does not adhere to the ceasefire and has continued shelling both of Mariupol itself and its environs and for security reasons, the evacuation of the civilian population has been postponed,” city officials say in a statement on social media.

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