According to a Ukrainian deputy official, “Russia is bombing the humanitarian corridor of Mariupol.”
In a live broadcast on PFMTV this Saturday, Ukrainian MP Oleksi Konzarenko said, “Russia is bombing. Humanitarian Corridor“By Mariopol.
“People are leaving Mariupol, but not many because the Russians are bombing the humanitarian corridor,” he explains.
“Women, children, the elderly are in Mariupol without electricity, without water, without anything to eat, without connection,” Oleksi Koncharenko continues.
Deputy Mayor Mariupol reports on the current living conditions of the residents
When some residents announced Friday that they would have to eat their pets, the city is without food, and Sergei Orlov is returning to the conditions of the public who are forced to stay in the city this Saturday.
“I do not want to add to the horror, but you have to understand that today Mariupol is a lifeless city.
“Residents like Mariupol left the city on their own,” the city’s deputy mayor said
“The total number of people evacuated tonight is 3,000,” reports this Saturday morning, as Mariupol deputy mayor Sergei Orlov was interviewed live on BFMTV.
“I would like to emphasize that this is not an evacuation from Mariupol, but people left the city on their own,” he recalled, adding that the evacuation of Red Cross volunteers on Friday was a failure.
However, the deputy mayor emphasizes the importance of evacuating civilians who are still in the city.
“It is absolutely necessary to evacuate the public from Mariupol. (…) So far, there is no possibility of securing this evacuation,” he said before confirming a new evacuation attempt would take place this Saturday.
Towards a new attempt to evacuate the public from Mariupol this Saturday
While several thousand people were able to leave Mariupol and its territory on Friday, the main evacuation operation under the supervision of the International Committee of the Red Cross failed. A new attempt should happen this Saturday.
“The ICRC team, comprising three vehicles and nine people, did not reach Mariupol and could not facilitate the safe passage of the public today,” the organization said Friday. “They will try again on Saturday to get the public out of Mariupol safely,” the Red Cross said.
The latter stressed that “for the operation to be successful, the parties must respect the agreements and provide the necessary conditions and security guarantees.”
Beijing promises that Western sanctions will not be avoided
Beijing said on Saturday, the day after the EU warned that China had not “deliberately” violated Western sanctions against Russia that any support for Moscow would jeopardize its economic ties with Europe.
Beijing, a close ally of Moscow, has refrained from condemning the Russian invasion and is content to call on all parties to exercise restraint.
Westerners are urging the Asian giant to clearly demonstrate its opposition to the Kremlin attack.
Beijing opposes sanctions against Moscow
During a meeting with Chinese leaders on Friday, the EU warned that any support for Moscow to avoid Western sanctions would jeopardize Beijing’s economic ties with its largest trading partner, Europe.
“We have done nothing to deliberately impose sanctions on Russia,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Ludong said on Saturday.
Beijing opposes sanctions against Russia and sees them as a reaction to the resolution of the situation in Ukraine.
Thousands of people were evacuated from Mariupol and its territory
More than 3,000 people have been evacuated from the Mariupol area in buses and private cars, Ukrainian officials announced on Saturday as the Red Cross prepared a new attempt on Saturday to evacuate the besieged and devastated port city after an initial defeat.
“Today (Friday) humanitarian corridors worked in three regions: Donetsk, Lugansk and Zaporozhye. We were able to save 6,266 people, including 3,071 from Mariupol,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video broadcast Friday night to Saturday.
Several evacuation buses could be seen entering the city of Saborishia, which is controlled by Ukrainian forces, some of which were carrying people who had fled on their own from Mariupol.
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