2 May 2022

Russia Ukraine conflict: First civilians evacuated from Mariupol steel plant

News Correspondent

After weeks living in conditions described as a living hell under constant bombardment in the freezing, dark basement below the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol – the first group of civilian evacuees are due to arrive later tonight in Ukrainian controlled territory.

A convoy led by the UN and the International Red Cross, and co-ordinated with Ukraine and Russia, is taking people out of the Azovstal steel plant.

The buses and ambulances are heading to Ukraine-controlled Zaporizhzhia – where some civilians from Mariupol itself arrived earlier today, after travelling there by car.