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80 civilians evacuated from Azovstal of Mariupol according to the Russian Ministry of Defense

Eighty civilians have been evacuated from the Azovstal factory in the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Sunday.

The safe evacuation is the result of the ceasefire and the opening of a humanitarian corridor, the ministry said in a statement.

According to the ministry, civilians who wanted to leave were handed over to representatives of the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said earlier on Sunday that an evacuation of the steel plant had begun and evacuees were expected to arrive in the southern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia on Monday.

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