Nearly 125,000 civilians evacuated by safe corridors so far: Zelenskyy

AP , Sunday 13 Mar 2022

Ukraine's president says nearly 125,000 civilians have been evacuated through safe-passage corridors so far, and a convoy with humanitarian aid is headed to the besieged city of Mariupol.

Elderly woman evacuating from Irpin
A Red Cross worker carries an elderly woman during evacuation in Irpin, some 25 km (16 miles) northwest of Kyiv, Friday, March 11, 2022. Kyiv northwest suburbs such as Irpin and Bucha have been enduring Russian shellfire and bombardments for over a week prompting residents to leave their home. AP

``We have already evacuated almost 125,000 people to the safe territory through humanitarian corridors,`` Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a video address released Sunday.

``The main task today is Mariupol. Our convoy with humanitarian aid is two hours away from Mariupol. Only 80km (left).''

``We're doing everything to counter occupiers who are even blocking Orthodox priests accompanying this aid, food, water, and medicine. There are 100 tons of the most necessary things that Ukraine sent to its citizens,'' Zelenskyy said.

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