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Russia: Over 704,000 people evacuated from ‘dangerous areas’ in Ukraine

Russia: The Defense Ministry of Russia stated on Saturday, April 9, that over 704,000 people have been evacuated from "dangerous places" in Ukraine.

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Russia: The Defense Ministry of Russia stated on Saturday, April 9, that over 704,000 people have been evacuated from “dangerous places” in Ukraine.

According to Col.-Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev, head of the Russian National Center for Defense Management, over 26,676 persons, including 3,447 children, were taken to Russia in the previous 24 hours, and 704,434, including 135,153 children, have been evacuated to date.

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Meanwhile, a humanitarian aid corridor in the eastern direction from Mariupol has rescued a total of 134,299 individuals, including 716 in the last 24 hours.

Moreover, Mizintsev reiterated that Russia provides humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilians from Kharkiv and Mariupol every day, beginning at 10 a.m. Moscow time so that they can go to a safe place to protect themselves 

He said that a further corridor had been opened between Mariupol and Berdyansk, and Russia is ready to open additional corridors in any direction to evacuate people if required, while the Ukrainian side has stated that ten humanitarian corridors will be opened.

Amid ongoing war, Ukraine and Russia carried out a prisoner swap

The Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine stated on Saturday that both Ukraine and Russia carried out a new prisoner swap.

In a Telegram post, Iryna Vereshchuk reported that Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy ordered the third prisoner swap between the two nations since Russia initiated a war on Ukraine on February 24.

Russia has released 26 Ukrainians, including 12 soldiers and 14 civilians, according to Vereshchuk.

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According to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the civilian death toll in the Russia-Ukraine conflict has increased to 1,766 people, with 2,383 injured.

According to the UN refugee agency, the number of Ukrainians who have fled the nation since the war began has surpassed 4.4 million.

 

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