Russia says the military will open humanitarian corridors near the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol within the next three days. This will allow citizens still sheltering at the plant to safely leave the site. It is estimated that there are still about 200 civilians in the underground passages and bunkers at the plant site.
The Russian military said humanitarian corridors will open on May 5, 6 and 7 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. During those periods, the Russians promised to abide by the ceasefire.
Civilians several times managed to escape from Mariupol through humanitarian corridors. A few days ago, dozens of citizens managed to leave the Azovstal plant in this form. But humanitarian corridors from the occupied coastal city often could not be used due to the fighting.
Ukrainian President Zelensky asked the United Nations to help rescue civilians from the Mariupol plant this evening. Zelensky wrote to UN Secretary-General Guterres: “People’s lives are still in danger. Everyone is important to us. We are asking for your help so that we can save them.”
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