The Russian Defense Ministry said that 700,000 people have been evacuated from Donetsk, Luhansk and other parts of Ukraine.
He says 134,000 people have been rescued from the port city of Mariupol. Russian numbers have not been verified by third parties.
On Saturday alone, nearly 27,000 civilians were evacuated to Russia, says Colonel Mikhail Mezintsev at the Russian Defense Ministry, NTB writes.
According to the Russian news agency TASS, he blamed the Ukrainian authorities for only letting civilians out into Ukrainian-controlled territory, not Russia.
Ukraine: it happens by force
For their part, the Ukrainian authorities say that residents of the Russian-controlled region are forcibly evicted from the east and north.
According to Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Irina Verychuk, less than 5,000 people were evacuated to the west on Saturday via humanitarian corridors.
A total of 4,532 civilians were recovered from Mariupol and other cities and transferred to Zaporizhia. 578 civilians were rescued from Luhansk.
Veresjsjuk writing on Telegram That many of the buses that were going to take people from Berdyansk, Tokmak and Inerhodar had to make a return trip because they were not allowed to pass through the Russian checkpoints. Only people with private cars were allowed out.
On Sunday, new attempts will be made to transport people by bus.
British intelligence: Evidence of action against civilians
British intelligence said Russia’s withdrawal from northern Ukraine left evidence that civilians had been attacked.
Evidence includes mass graves, the deadly use of hostages as human shields and mining of civilian infrastructure, according to an update from British intelligence.
– Russian troops continue to use improvised bombs, lowering morale and limiting the freedom of movement of Ukrainians, type CNN.
In the update, British intelligence indicates that attacks on civilian infrastructure carry a significant risk of harm to civilians. They pay special attention to the nitric acid plant in Rubizny.
Ukraine bans all imports from Russia
Ukraine bans all imports from Russia and requires other countries to do the same.
Before the war, Russia was one of Ukraine’s largest trading partners. According to Sviridenko, the value of trade amounted to 6 billion dollars annually.
Russian border town bombing
On Saturday, the governor of Russia’s Kursk region, Roman Starovit, said, according to the Kyiv Independent newspaper, that Ukrainian forces attacked the Russian border town of Elizavetovka with bombers.
The border city is the seat of the Ukrainian city of Sumy.
This is not certain. There is also no information about the dead or wounded.
10 people found dead in a ruin in Borodjanka
Two of the dead were buried on Saturday from the ruins of a destroyed apartment building in the Ukrainian town of Borodzhanka, type BBC Which cites Nauditatani in the Kyiv region.
Two days ago, 27 people were found dead in the same city.
The reopening of the European Union in Kyiv
The European Union reopened its embassy in the Ukrainian capital, Saturday, after it moved to Poland on the occasion of the outbreak of war in February. The European Union’s foreign minister, Josep Borrell, announced the reopening when he visited Kyiv.
Matti Macikas, Head of the European Union Delegation to Ukraine. On Saturday, he posted a picture of the European Union flag flying again in front of the embassy.
Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said Italy also intends to reopen its embassy just before Easter, according to Italian news agency Ansa.
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