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Large evacuation convoy leaves Ukraine’s Mariupol port city

Russia Ukraine WarLarge evacuation convoy leaves Ukraine’s Mariupol port city

Kyiv (The Times Groupe)- Ukrainian authorities said on Sunday that evacuees were allowed to leave the besieged port city of Mariupol.

The Russians allowed a convoy of up to a thousand vehicles to cross into Zaporizhzhia after three days of waiting, according to Petro Andriushchenko, deputy mayor of Mariupol.

This is reportedly the largest single-day evacuation from Mariupol since the start of the war on Feb. 24.

According to UN estimates, 3,573 people have been killed and 3,816 injured since Russia invaded Ukraine. The real toll may be much higher.

Approximately 7.7 million people have been internally displaced, according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR).

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