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Mariupol mayor: We have no choice but to evacuate

Exclusive 14:30 05 Mar, 2022

Vadym Boichenko, has put out an emotional statement after the announcement of a humanitarian corridor

Mariupol mayor: We have no choice but to evacuate

The mayor of Mariupol, Vadym Boichenko, has put out an emotional statement after the announcement of a humanitarian corridor from his city.

"Mariupol is not streets and houses", he says. "It is its residents."

He adds: 

"Under the conditions of constant, ruthless shelling from the occupiers, there is no other choice but to give residents...the opportunity to safely leave Mariupol."