Humanitarian Ceasefire in Mariupol falls apart; "Russia is Continuing to Bomb us," said Ukraine
"An advisor to the mayor in Mariupol, the Ukrainian city where Russia said it was opening a humanitarian corridor; said they had to halt the evacuation because Russia shelled the agreed evac point where people were to gather."
March 6, 2022
3.5.22: - Saturday’s evacuation of civilians from Mariupol has been suspended "for security reasons" after Russian forces failed to observe an agreed ceasefire, the Ukrainian parliament said.
"I just spoke to Petro Andrushenko an advisor to the mayor in Mariupol, the Ukrainian city where Russia said it was opening a humanitarian corridor.
He said they have had to halt the evacuation because Russia shelled the agreed evacuation point where people were to gather," said a source on twitter.
3.4.22:The Russian Defense Ministry announced in a statement that it was declaring a "ceasefire" starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Moscow time. That's 11 PM Pacific Standard Time. It would appear the ceasefire is limited toZhitomir and Mariupol only.
At the conclusion of the ceasefire, only military personnel would remain in Mariupol, leaving the Russian Armed Forces free to flatten the City, said one analyst.
From the Kyiv Independent website: External Temporary ceasefire begins in Mariupol and Volnovakha to set up humanitarian corridors. The ceasefire will start from 9 a.m. on March 5 for the two sides to provide humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilians and to deliver food and medicine to the cities that have been cut off from the world by the Russian attackers, Ukraine’s presidential advisor Mykhailo Podolyak told Suspilne.
The Russian defense ministry said in a statement that it was declaring a ceasefire starting 9am Saturday, Moscow time, and opening "humanitarian corridors" to allow civilians to leave the cities of Mariupol and Volnovakha.
Earlier, the mayor of Mariupol, which has been under siege since Thursday, called for a humanitarian corridor amid an ongoing blockade and attacks from Russian troops.
Fighting was also reported in the north-eastern city of Sumy and near the capital in Borodyanka.