Ukrainians offer heartbreaking accounts after Mariupol’s evacuation

More than 100 people who fled the Ukrainian city of Mariupol reached Zaporizhzhia on May 3, humanitarian officials said. The evacuation efforts, centered on the Azovstal steel plant, the last redoubt of Ukrainian forces in Mariupol, involved coordination with the United Nations (UN) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). This footage, which shows buses and ambulances arriving in Zaporizhzhia on Tuesday, was released by the ICRC. Among those in the convoy was Alina Kuzitskaia, who said she joined the convoy while she was en route. “I have been in Mariupol since the beginning of the war. We spent 40 days in the basement ”. Kuzitskaia said, according to a translation provided by the ICRC. “I had to run away from the multi-story building because they were shaking too much. I was afraid to sleep in my apartment. We managed to get out yesterday.” Credit: International Committee of the Red Cross via Storyful