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Evacuations begin from Mariupol plant as shelling in east continues

By Rachel Siegel, Andrew Jeong, David L. Stern, Julian Duplain

30 Apr 2022 · 6 min read

Some civilians were finally evacuated from a vast Mariupol steel plant after a cease-fire on Saturday allowed a small group to leave the besieged complex, though Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky discounted much progress on broader negotiations.

Officials believe up to 1,000 people have sought refuge at the large Azovstal complex, which has been pummeled for days amid Russian strikes. New satellite images show many buildings in the complex flattened and roofs destroyed.

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