Ukraine says Mariupol evacuation stymied by Russian shelling

Efforts to evacuate civilians from the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol failed again Wednesday because of Russian shelling, officials in Kyiv say.

“Unfortunately, the humanitarian corridor out of Mariupol today did not work as planned,” Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk says on Telegram.

She blames Russian forces for failing to respect a temporary ceasefire needed for the convoy because they were unable to control their own troops on the ground.

Ukrainian lawmaker Inna Sovsun tweets that Ukraine did what was needed, but Russia “ignored” an agreement for the corridor, including a video showing an endless line of empty buses waiting for evacuees.

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