Moscow announces Mariupol ceasefire Thursday to evacuate civilians

AFP , Wednesday 30 Mar 2022

The Russian defense ministry announced a ceasefire starting Thursday morning in Ukraine's besieged port city of Mariupol to allow civilians to be evacuated.

 Sergei Shoigu
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. AFP

"For this humanitarian operation to succeed, we propose to carry it out with the direct participation of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Committee of the Red Cross," the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

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