Ukrainians offer harrowing accounts after Mariupol evacuations

More than 100 people who fled the Ukrainian city of Mariupol arrived in Zaporizhzhia on May 3, aid officials said. The evacuation efforts, which have focused on the Azovstal steel plant, the last stronghold of Ukrainian forces in Mariupol, involved coordination with the United Nations (UN) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). This video, showing buses and ambulances arriving in Zaporizhzhia on Tuesday, was released by the ICRC. Among those in the convoy was Alina Kuzitskaia, who said that she had joined the convoy while she was en route. “I was in Mariupol since the beginning of the war. We spent 40 days in the basement.” Kuzitskaia said, according to a translation provided by the ICRC. “I had to escape from the multi-story building because they were shaking too much. I was afraid to sleep in my apartment. We managed to get out yesterday.” Credit: International Committee of the Red Cross via Storyful

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