Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk said this on Radio NV, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.
"[We have managed to evacuate] 45,000 since the beginning of the occupation but I must say how many remain there. More than 100,000 people remain there," Vereshchuk said.
Ukrinform reported earlier that the number of civilian casualties in Mariupol is growing every day and exceeded 3,000 people as of March 21. There is a humanitarian catastrophe in the city.
Some 3,007 Mariupol residents were evacuated from Mariupol to Zaporizhia on March 21.
Photo: Stringer, Anadolu Agency
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