More than a dozen buses are preparing to take more than 500 civilians from Mariupol on Sunday

Kyiv, April 2 (DPA/PE) –

More than a dozen buses will attempt to exit the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol next Sunday, which is home to more than 500 civilians, as the Red Cross tries again to enter the city with humanitarian aid after its initial attack on Friday failed.

More than a dozen buses are preparing to take more than 500 civilians from Mariupol on Sunday
More than a dozen buses are preparing to take more than 500 civilians from Mariupol on Sunday

The buses are part of a civil initiative announced on Telegram and, if successful, will transport residents to Zaporizhia while some 100,000 people in the siege-ravaged city still wait their turn.

The convoy could use the special route for the departure of private transport announced this Saturday by Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Irina Vereshchuk.

Meanwhile, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is still awaiting permission to enter the city after failing to establish a safe passage on Friday.

“We will try again tomorrow (Saturday),” according to the ICRC, which has urged both parties to “respect the agreements and provide the necessary security guarantees.”

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