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Over 6,600 people evacuated via humanitarian corridors - Ukrainian deputy PM

Eight out of ten humanitarian corridors were operating, Irina Vereshchuk said

KIEV, March 19. /TASS/. More than 6,600 Ukrainians were evacuated via humanitarian corridors on Saturday, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshchuk said.

"Eight out of ten humanitarian corridors were operating. We managed to evacuate 6,623 people," she said, adding that 4,128 people, including 1,172 children, were evacuated from Mariupol.

Russia’s defense ministry said earlier in the day that Russia had opened ten humanitarian corridors from Kiev, Mariupol, Chernigov, Sumy, and Kharkov. The Ukrainian side agreed only three and suggested eleven additional routes.