The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today described the situation in Mariupol, where the evacuation of residents has been postponed, as “heartbreaking”, calling on the parties to protect civilians in Ukraine, whether or not there is a humanitarian corridor.

“We understand that safe exit operations from Mariupol and Volnovakha will not start today. We are continuing to engage in dialogue with the parties on the safe passage of civilians from the various cities affected by the conflict,” the ICRC said in a statement.

“The scenes you are witnessing today in Mariupol and other cities are heartbreaking,” added the Geneva-based organization.

Source: With Agencies


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