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Ukrainians race to evacuate under 11-hour ceasefire

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) – Ukrainian authorities yesterday prepared for a second attempt to evacuate civilians from a southern city pounded by a week-long Russian attack as economic pressure on Moscow intensified and diplomats shuttled around Europe to try to end the war.

Evacuations from the port city of Mariupol were scheduled to begin at noon local time during a 10am to 9pm local ceasefire, Ukrainian military authorities said.

A similar cease-fire planned there and in the nearby city of Volnovakha collapsed on Saturday, trapping women, children and older under more shelling and aerial bombardment by Russian forces.

More details on Monday’s Borneo Bulletin


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