Zelensky says kyiv is doing 'everything possible' to evacuate Mariupol

the president of UkraineVolodymyr Zelensky said on Saturday that his government is doing “everything possible” to ensure that the evacuation of Mariupol, a city in the east of the country devastated by the Russian army, is carried out.

According to the authorities quoted by the local agency Ukrinform, some 1,000 Ukrainian civilians and soldiers still remain at the Azovstal steel plant, including some 600 wounded.

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“Many of the (world) leaders are trying to help save our heroic city defenders”said Zelensky in his videotaped speech.

“We are doing everything possible to ensure that the Mariupol evacuation mission is carried out,” he added. Zelenskywho congratulated today in particular the 340 border guards who are fighting in that city.

On Saturday night, 20 civilians, women and children, were evacuated from the steel mill besieged by the Russians, reported Sviatoslav Palamar, deputy commander of the Azov Regiment, according to the Ukrainian agency.

According to kyiv, Mariupol is experiencing a humanitarian catastrophe caused by Russian aggression, which they accuse of bombing unarmed residents, blocking the delivery of humanitarian aid and deporting Ukrainian citizens to depressed regions of Russia.

Zelenskyon the other hand, reported that Ukraine’s defenses have destroyed more than a thousand Russian tanks, almost 200 planes and 2,500 armored fighting vehicles.

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