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April 29, 2022, 14:11

It is a matter of hours, not days. We beg the world to save Mariupol –  Mayor of the city Vadym Boichenko

Mayor of Mariupol Vadym Boichenko said during a briefing at Ukraine Media Center that the civilians hiding at the Azovstal plant had almost no water, food or medicine left. Every hour to save people counts.

«Locals who managed to leave Mariupol say there is hell in the city, and the situation at Azovstal is even worse. There is almost no food, water, or medicine. People are begging for salvation. It is a matter of hours, not days,» — mayor of Mariupol said.

According to him, about 300 people were initially hiding in the Azovstal bomb shelters. They were later joined by residents of the left bank of the city, which suffered the most damage due to russian shelling.  The exact number of civilians are at the plant is unknown.

«There are many women, children and the elderly waiting to be evacuated. We ask all the international community to make an effort. We hope that the ongoing procedures and negotiations will yield results and people will be saved,» – Vadym Boichenko said.

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