Ukraine urges UN to induce Russia to withdraw from Mariupol

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(Kyiv, Ukraine) — Ukraine’s international minister on Monday urged the United Nations secretary normal to induce Russia to evacuate the besieged port of Mariupol, saying it was one thing the world physique may obtain.

International Minister Dmitro Kuleba mentioned in an interview that he feared that UN Secretary-Common Antonio Guterres, who visited Moscow on Tuesday earlier than heading to Kyiv, may simply fall right into a Kremlin “entice” at battle.

Kuleba mentioned Guterres “ought to focus totally on one challenge: the evacuation of Mariupol.

An estimated 100,000 folks have been trapped within the seaside metropolis, whereas a contingent of Ukrainian fighters battled Russian troops at a metal mill the place a whole lot of civilians additionally took refuge.

Officers within the embattled Ukrainian metropolis mentioned a brand new mass grave had been found within the north of town.

Mayor Vadim Boichenko mentioned authorities have been attempting to estimate the variety of victims within the graves about 6 miles north of Mariupol.

Satellite tv for pc images launched over the previous few days present photographs of different mass graves.

Over the previous two months, Mariupol has been devastated by fierce preventing. Seizing town would strip Ukraine of an important port and permit Moscow to create an overland hall to the Crimean peninsula, which it seized from Ukraine in 2014.

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