From the territory of the Azovstal plant In Mariupol, another 40 civilians were taken out, including 14 women and eight children, TASS reports. They were brought on three buses to the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR).
«RIA Novosti» writes that 40 people were first taken to the village of Bezymennoye in the DPR, and then buses with people from the territory adjacent to Azovstal drove towards Novoazovsk.
Reuters, in turn, reports that they were accompanied by Russian military and vehicles with UN symbols.
On Saturday, April 30, as reported by the Russian Ministry of Defense, two groups of civilians left the houses adjacent to the territory of Azovstal along humanitarian corridors: 25 people in the afternoon and 21 in the evening. They were also brought to Bezymennoe.
On May 1, the Mariupol City Council announced that on Sunday it was possible to evacuate civilians to the territory controlled by Ukraine. Those who wish were asked to gather at the shopping center “Port City” at 16:00, they will be taken to Zaporozhye.
The fighting in Mariupol has been going on almost since the beginning of the Russian military operation in Ukraine. On April 21, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin on the capture of the city. At the same time, according to the minister, Azovstal “the remnants of the nationalist formations” took refuge. Putin called “inappropriate” stormed the territory of the plant and ordered to cancel it.
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