Those who can are getting out
Humanitarian concern
Unbearable conditions
Up to 100,000 stuck in Mariupol
2,000 Ukrainian fighters trapped in Azostel
Arrival in Zaporizhzhia
Reunited
The majority of evacuees were not from Azovstal steelworks
Horrible conditions visible in Azoz footage
Children going hungry
A surprising ceasefire
Contradictory statements
As soon as the buses left, the shelling resumed
A special operation to remove civilians
Russia claims 126 people were evacuated from Mariupol
Some may have chosen to stay
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In pictures: the evacuation of Mariupol and Azovstal steelworks
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Those who can are getting out

Despite the delays, efforts to evacuate civilians from the bombed-out Ukrainian city of Mariupol were carried out on May 2, 2022, where hundreds of people remained trapped in the Azovstal steelworks.

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In pictures: the evacuation of Mariupol and Azovstal steelworks
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Humanitarian concern

The civilians of Mariupol have been the focus of humanitarian concern as the Russian war on Ukraine entered its third month.

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In pictures: the evacuation of Mariupol and Azovstal steelworks
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Unbearable conditions

The civilians stuck in Mariupol have endured inhumane, unbearable conditions, trapped with scarce access to food, water, electricity, and medicine.

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In pictures: the evacuation of Mariupol and Azovstal steelworks
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Up to 100,000 stuck in Mariupol

Per the BBC, it is estimated there may still be as many as 100,000 people still stuck in Mariupol.

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In pictures: the evacuation of Mariupol and Azovstal steelworks
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2,000 Ukrainian fighters trapped in Azostel

Of those still trapped in Mariupol around 2,000 are estimated to be Ukrainian fighters holed up under the only part of the city not occupied by Russians, Azostel steelworks, a Soviet-era steel plant.

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In pictures: the evacuation of Mariupol and Azovstal steelworks
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Arrival in Zaporizhzhia

Despite delays, the first group of Mariupol evacuees arrived in the Ukrainian-held city of Zaporizhzhia, 230km from Mariupol, on Monday.

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In pictures: the evacuation of Mariupol and Azovstal steelworks
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Reunited

Hryhorii, a member of the Ukrainian military kisses his wife Oksana after being reunited in Zaporizhzhia.

 

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In pictures: the evacuation of Mariupol and Azovstal steelworks
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The majority of evacuees were not from Azovstal steelworks

Most in the group of evacuees were residents of Mariupol and the surrounding area, not from the Azovstal steelworks.

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In pictures: the evacuation of Mariupol and Azovstal steelworks
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Horrible conditions visible in Azoz footage

The Ukrainian Azov regiment shared the footage online of them helping civilians through the ruins of what remains of the steelworks and onto a bus. However, many hundred are still trapped inside the factory.

Photo: Twitter

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In pictures: the evacuation of Mariupol and Azovstal steelworks
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Children going hungry

Aljazeera reported that an older evacuee traveling with young children spoke of the lack of food, “Children always wanted to eat. You know, adults can wait.”

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In pictures: the evacuation of Mariupol and Azovstal steelworks
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A surprising ceasefire

Russia's agreement to accept a temporary ceasefire to evacuate the residents of Mariupol is surprising, as Moscow has had little concern for the well-being of civilians during the nearly 10-week war in Ukraine.

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In pictures: the evacuation of Mariupol and Azovstal steelworks
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Contradictory statements

Moscow has previously made contradictory statements. For example, last week, the Kremlin said it would not storm the steelworks, but the bombings did not stop.

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In pictures: the evacuation of Mariupol and Azovstal steelworks
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As soon as the buses left, the shelling resumed

Petro Andryushchenko, an aide to the Mariupol mayor, told Ukrainian television, "Yesterday, as soon as the buses left Azovstal with the evacuees, new shelling began immediately."

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In pictures: the evacuation of Mariupol and Azovstal steelworks
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A special operation to remove civilians

On April 30, the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross worked together with Ukraine and Russia in an operation to remove women, children, and the elderly from the steelworks.

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In pictures: the evacuation of Mariupol and Azovstal steelworks
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Russia claims 126 people were evacuated from Mariupol

According to Russian news reports, the Russian army states that 126 people evacuated Mariupol in safe convoys throughout Saturday and Sunday, both from the steelworks and other areas close by controlled by Donetsk separatists.

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In pictures: the evacuation of Mariupol and Azovstal steelworks
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Some may have chosen to stay

Russia says that 57 people chose to stay in the area, while those who wished to evacuate to Ukrainian-held areas were free to go.

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In pictures: the evacuation of Mariupol and Azovstal steelworks
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"Hell exists, and it's in Mariupol"

The BBC spoke with the mayor of Mariupol, Vadym Boychenko, who said,
"The citizens who left the city say that hell exists, and it's in Mariupol."

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