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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Ukraine latest: 5,000 civilian deaths reported in Mariupol as Russia pulls out of Kyiv and pushes east

Ukraine’s eastern regions of Kharkiv, Donetsk and Luhansk now see the worst fighting since Russia’s invasion, when Moscow’s forces withdrew from around the capital Kyiv.

Gathering evidence of alleged Russian atrocities, officials continue to count civilian casualties around Kyiv and in Ukraine’s southeast.

Here’s the latest on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine:

Thousands of civilians killed in Mariupoli

The mayor of the besieged port city of Mariupol put the death toll at more than 5,000 as of Wednesday local time.

Mayor Vadim Boichenko said 210 of the civilians killed during weeks of Russian bombing and street fighting were children.

He said the Russian military bombed hospitals, including a hospital where 50 people died in burns.

Drone Photo Of Long Lines Of People On Multiple Vans And Shipping Containers In A Car Park.
In the city of Mariupol people buy food from mobile kiosks while others receive humanitarian aid.,Reuters: Pavel Klimov,

Mr Boichenko said more than 90 percent of Mariupol’s infrastructure has been destroyed. Attacks on the strategic southern city on the Sea of ​​Azov have cut off food, water, fuel and medicine, and shattered homes and businesses.

British defense officials said 160,000 people were trapped in Mariupol, which had a population of 430,000. A humanitarian relief convoy with the Red Cross has been trying to enter the city for several days, but without success.

Capturing Mariupol would allow Russia to secure a continuous land corridor to the Crimean peninsula, which Moscow seized from Ukraine in 2014.

Russia reportedly completed pullouts from Kyiv and Cherniv

A US defense official told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity that Russia has completed the withdrawal of all of its estimated 24,000 or more troops from the Kyiv and Chernihiv regions in the north, sending them to Belarus or Russia.

Ukrainian authorities continued to collect dead in scattered cities outside the capital amid signs that Moscow’s troops indiscriminately killed civilians before retreating for the past several days.

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