Refugees being evacuated from Azovstal
Sputnik's correspondent reports that refugees are leaving Azovstal and are on their way to Novoazovsk.
Sputnik's correspondent reported that 40 refugees left the Azovstal plant area in Mariupol, on Sunday, and boarded three buses heading to Novoazovsk.
The 18 men, 14 women, and 8 children were first placed in a tent camp in the village of Bezimenne first, and the evacuation was monitored by the Red Cross and UN officers, according to the correspondent.
The three-bus convoy departed for Novoazovsk.
Yesterday, a group of 25 civilians was evacuated from the Azovstal steel facility in Mariupol, where the remnants of the Ukrainian army had been hiding since Russian troops took over the port city.
The evacuees included 19 adults and six children.
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova had said there was evidence there were people at Azovstal unrelated to the Ukrainian forces, also dismissing accusations about Russia not allowing people to leave the plant in Mariupol calling them "lies".
The situation at the Azovstal Plant, where the Ukrainian forces remaining in Mariupol are holding out, was among the key topics of Tuesday's talks in Moscow between UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Russian President Vladimir Putin.