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Ukraine crisis: Russia agrees on 10 evacuation routes for Thursday

Russia is expected to intensify its military campaign for control of Ukraine’s industrial east in the coming days



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Published: Thu 7 Apr 2022, 1:15 PM

Last updated: Thu 7 Apr 2022, 1:25 PM

Ukraine’s deputy prime minister says Russian forces have agreed on 10 humanitarian corridors for the evacuation of civilians in three eastern regions of Ukraine on Thursday.

Russia is expected to intensify its military campaign for control of Ukraine’s industrial east in the coming days and weeks, and Ukraine has appealed to Nato for more weapons to help stop it.

Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said civilians from the Donetsk, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia regions will be able to evacuate to the cities of Zaporizhzhia and Bakhmut.

Vereshchuk said on the messaging app Telegram that it would be possible to travel from Mariupol and Enerhodar to Zaporizhzhia by car and from Berdyansk, Tokmak and Melitopol by car and on buses.

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Evacuations to Bakhmut, a city in the Donetsk region, will take place in Severodonetsk, Lysychansk, Popasna, Girske and Rubizhne of the Luhansk region.


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