Ukraine resumes evacuations after Russian ‘provocations’

Ukraine said on Tuesday it had reopened humanitarian corridors and evacuated civilians from war-torn regions after a day-long hiatus over what kyiv called possible Russian “provocations”.

“Three humanitarian corridors have been agreed for today,” Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said in a video statement posted on Telegram, a day after announcing their closure citing intelligence reports.

The first corridor will run from the battered city of Mariupol to Zaporizhzhia using private cars, with Mariupol residents traveling to Berdyansk as well, she said.

A second corridor will link the Russian-occupied city of Melitopol with Zaporizhzhia.

The third will leave Energodar, where the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is located, captured by Russian troops, and will also head towards Zaporizhzhia.

Evacuations of civilians were halted on Monday after Ukrainian authorities said they had intelligence reports suggesting invading Russian troops were planning attacks on humanitarian routes.

Russia news

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