The mayor of Mariupol calls for the evacuation of all civilians to flee the humanitarian catastrophe

the mayor of Mariupol, Vadim Boichenkohas claimed this Monday that all civilians of the city -completely besieged by Russian troops- are evacuees to allow them to escape from a “humanitarian catastrophe“. “The situation in the city remains complicated. People have crossed the line of humanitarian catastrophe. We need evacuate completely Mariúpol,” the mayor said in statements to national television.

“The Federation of Russia is Playing with us. We are in the hands of invaders“, he criticized. Thus, he regretted that 160,000 civilians continue caught up in the town of the Sea of ​​Azov no heating or electricity, after weeks of bombing by the Russian Army. Furthermore, he has pointed out that 26 buses were waiting to evacuate the civilian population from Mariupol, but the Russian troops no have agreed to give them a safe corridor.

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In fact, the Ukrainian authorities they will not open humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilians this Monday in the face of “possible provocations” by the Russian Army, despite the fact that on Sunday they assured that It planned that today the evacuation work will continue in Mariupol. For its part, Russia ha guilty to Ukraine for not reaching agreements on these safe spaces for the trapped civilian population.

gain control of Mariupol is essential for Russia, as it is a key location for exports Ukrainians in the Sea of ​​Azov and would serve to establish a land runner between the self-proclaimed independent republics of Donetsk and Lugansk and the annexed peninsula of crimea. Therefore, the troops began the attacks against this town first day of the invasion, on February 24, and they are currently launching some hundred bombs a day in the city, which has turned it into a ghost enclave.

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