Russia apparently intensifies attack on Odessa: Ukraine declares all women, children and the elderly from the Mariupol steel plant to be rescued – politics

Accompanied by concerns about a possible expansion of the Russian war of aggression, the large-scale evacuation operation in the southern Ukrainian port of Mariupol has been completed.

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According to Ukrainian information, the last civilians trapped under catastrophic conditions at the site of Azovstal steelworks were rescued on Saturday with international aid.

Russia’s army had promised a temporary ceasefire for this – but apparently continued to attack with great harshness in other parts of southern Ukraine.

Meanwhile, Kiev was preparing for a solidarity visit by Federal President Bärbel Bas (SPD) on Sunday. Chancellor Olaf Scholz has also been invited to the Ukrainian capital – but it is still unclear if and when he wants to come.

According to the Ukrainian government, all women, children and the elderly were led out of the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol, which was besieged by Russian troops. This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk on Saturday. Numerous civilians had sought protection in the industrial complex, where Ukrainian soldiers are also detained.

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