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The United Nations on Friday engaged in efforts to arrange an evacuation of Ukrainian civilians from the city of Mariupol.
Mariupol mayor Vadym Boychenko said the circumstances in the city have become dire and that civilians are “begging” to be saved amid Russia’s war on Ukraine.
“There, it’s not a matter of days. It’s a matter of hours,” Boychenko said, according to The Associated Press.
This comes as the Ukrainian military continues its fight to mitigate Russian efforts to advance in the southern and eastern regions of the country. Russia is attempting to secure Ukraine’s industrial Donbas region.
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