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Newsnight: ‘Broken’ evacuees seek refuge from Russian shelling as they escape ‘hell’ | World | News


Dr Dorit Nitzan, the World Well being Organisation (WHO) incident supervisor for Ukraine, who has been intently monitoring the medical circumstances of those evacuees, shared a number of the tales whereas talking on BBC Newsnight on Tuesday. The Azovstal plant was being shelled by “all types of weapons”, Nationwide Guard commander Denys Shlega mentioned on Monday.

On Sunday, numerous civilians who had sheltered contained in the final resistance stronghold managed to escape.

However “a number of dozen young children are nonetheless within the bunkers beneath the plant”, the commander mentioned.

The shelling on the plant within the southern port metropolis, which has been beneath intense Russian bombardment for weeks, started as quickly as the civilians who had been evacuated left, he instructed Ukrainian tv.

On Monday night, footage emerged apparently exhibiting a large fireplace on the Azovstal, in what social media customers mentioned was a results of Russian bombardment.

The Worldwide Committee of the Purple Cross mentioned greater than 100 civilians had managed to escape in a convoy of buses and ambulances accompanied by ICRC and UN groups, joined by households and people in non-public autos.

On Tuesday evening, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy confirmed the evacuees had reached security and that Russian troops had been attempting to storm the steelworks.

He mentioned: “We lastly have the end result, the primary results of our evacuation operation from Azovstal in Mariupol, which now we have been organising for a really very long time.

“It took lots of effort, lengthy negotiations and varied mediations.

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“At the moment 156 folks arrived in Zaporizhzhia. Ladies and youngsters.

“They’ve been in shelters for greater than two months. Simply think about!

“For instance, a baby is six months outdated, two of that are underground, fleeing bombs and shelling. Lastly, these persons are utterly protected. They are going to get assist.”

As lots of them flocked to the hospital, Dr Nitzan instructed Newsnight: “They got here to us, actually, if I could say, damaged, no vitality, actually weak group of individuals, many kids and older folks as nicely.

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