UN, April 28 — RIA Nowosti. UN Secretary General António Guterres said he had talked with Volodymyr Zelensky about the evacuation of civilians from Azovstal.
«During my visit to Moscow President Putin agreed to participate in principle The United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross in the evacuation of civilians from the Azovstal plant in Mariupol. Today, President Zelensky and I had the opportunity to talk about it, ”said Guterres at a joint press conference with Zelensky.
At the time of announcement DPR in 2014, Mariupol with a population of around 450,000 it was the second city in the republic after the city Donetskbut in June of the same year, Ukrainian security forces regained control of Mariupol. March 7, 12 days after the start of the Russian Special Demilitarization Operation Ukrainedeputy commander of the «Vostok» battalion Alexander Semyonov stated that the city had been surrounded and the purging of some of its neighborhoods had begun.