More than 100,000 people remain in the besieged city.
More than 20,000 Mariupol residents have died since the start of Russia’s bloody full-scale war.
The mayor of the city Vadym Boychenko reported about it on air “Ukraine 24”.
“We already have a sad figure – more than 20,000 locals, our civilians, women, children, unfortunately, died,” he said.
Boychenko also stressed that the occupiers continue to disrupt the evacuation from the city.
“We understand that more than 100,000 people, unfortunately, remain in the city. They are begging for rescue. I want to emphasize once again – unfortunately, for two days in a row, Russian occupation forces are disrupting the evacuation, not releasing residents gathering at locations, which were designated for evacuation”, – the mayor speaks.
Earlier today, Deputy Prime Minister Irнna Vereshchuk said that Russia had once again not confirmed the ceasefire, which is why the humanitarian corridor from Mariupol could not be reopened today. This issue will be raised again tomorrow.
“We are no longer asking, we are demanding that the UN ensure a ceasefire and the opening of a humanitarian corridor from Azovstal and Mariupol as a whole,” she said.
She also reminded that the Russians are taking buses with Mariupol residents to Russia. Currently, almost 200,000 Ukrainians from various occupied regions have been forcibly deported to filtration and labor camps.