Firing continues during nine-hour truce for Ukraine evacuations

Ukrainian spokesman charged that continuing Russian shelling was violating the brief ceasefire to evacuate civilians from Mariupol and Volnovakha on Saturday that was agreed in talks last week. Russian media claim from the defense ministry that the firing was aimed against Russian positions. Kyrylo Tymoshenko, speaking from President Volodymyr Zelensky’s office, added: “Talks with the Russian Federation are ongoing for setting up a ceasefire and ensuring a safe humanitarian corridor.”

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