Ukraine’s deputy prime minister says all ladies, youngsters and aged have been evacuated from a Mariupol metal mill lengthy besieged by Russian forces.
Iryna Vereshchuk made the announcement on Saturday.
She stated: “The president’s order has been carried out: all women, children and the elderly have been evacuated from Azovstal. This part of the Mariupol humanitarian operation has been completed.” She didn’t elaborate. The Russian information company Tass had reported that fifty civilians have been evacuated from the plant on Saturday. An analogous quantity left on Friday.
The civilians had been holding up within the plant with Ukrainian fighters making a last stand to forestall an entire takeover of Mariupol.