Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshchuk said that more than 4,000 people were successfully evacuated in the last 24 hours via humanitarian corridors.
In a video address late Monday, Vereshchuk said that seven out of the 10 corridors were operational on Monday, reports Ukrayinska Pravda.
According to the Deputy Prime Minister, 2,028 people were evacuated from the Kiev region’s Hostomel, Nemishayevo, Vorzel, Dmytrivka, Peremohy, while 1,780 others moved out from the separatist Luhansk region’s Severodonetsk, Popasna, Hirake, Rubizhne, Kreminna and Lysychansk.
However, the Russian forces violated the ceasefire agreement in Kiev’s Brovary district, due to which evacuation buses could not pass to the villages of Bohdanivka, Nova Bohdanivka and Bobryk, Ukrayinska Pravda quoted the Minister as saying.
Despite the ceasefire, the forces also provoked skirmishes during evacuations along corridors in the towns of Popasna and Rubizhne” in Luhansk, she added.
The situation in Mariupol also remained dire on Monday as Russian forces continued to attack the strategic port city, Vereshchuk noted.
She said that a convoy of humanitarian aid with food, medicine, and water for Mariupol remained blocked in Berdyansk, about 60 km from the besieged city.