Russia announced a ceasefire to evacuate civilians from the Mariupol plant

Russia announced on Monday the opening of a humanitarian corridor to evacuate the Azovstal plant in Mariupol.

In a statement, the Russian defense ministry promised to end hostilities on Monday at 2 p.m. (local time). It adds that Russian troops retreats to a safe distance to ensure the departure of civilians in the direction they have chosen.

300-1000 civilians will be in the factory complex for nearly two months. without seeing daylight. According to Moscow, there will still be the last resistant Ukrainian soldiers Russia’s attack on the city of Mariupol.

Last week, Putin revoked the factory’s offensive order. to avoid carnagebut tightened the siege, eliminating the possibility of access to food or medicine.

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