The evacuees, some with young children, got off the white buses which carried them to the parking lot of a shopping center in this major city in southeastern Ukraine, which had become a reception center for people fleeing areas occupied by the Russian army.
Aid workers were escorting elderly people including an old lady in a wheelchair.
A total of 174 civilians arrived on 8 buses
from the hell of Mariupolsaid in the process on Twitter the United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Ukraine, Osnat Lubrani.
This new operation brings the total number of people evacuated from the area to more than 600.she welcomed in a press release from the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs of the United Nations.
On Friday, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk spoke
50 women, children and elderly people from Azovstal brought out of Azovstal.
Our work, however, is not finishedsaid Ms. Lubrani, adding that
dozens of people who wanted to join the convoy over the past few days have been unable to do so.
On Saturday, kyiv announced that all civilian women, children and the elderly had been evacuated from the huge Azovstal metallurgical complex, the last pocket of resistance by Ukrainian forces against the Russian army in the devastated city of Mariupol.
This part of Mariupol’s humanitarian mission is accomplishedwelcomed Ms. Vereshchuk on social networks, while President Volodymyr Zelensky stressed that it was still necessary to evacuate the wounded and medical personnel.