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Large convoy from Mariupol reaches safety, refugees talk of 'devastating' escape

Large convoy from Mariupol reaches safety, refugees talk of 'devastating' escape
A large convoy of cars and vans carrying refugees from the ruins of Mariupol arrived in the Ukrainian-controlled city of Zaporizhzhia on Saturday after waiting days for Russian troops to allow them to leave. Mariupol, now mostly Russian-controlled, has been flattened during the 80-day-old war. Ukraine has gradually been evacuating civilians from the devastated city for more than two months.

But it was worth it," he said after the convoy arrived in the dark.An aide to Mariupol's mayor had earlier said the convoy numbered between 500 to 1,000 cars, representing the largest single evacuation from the city since Russia's Feb.By Gleb Garanich and Leonardo Benassatto ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (Reuters) - A large convoy of cars and vans carrying refugees from the ruins of Mariupol arrived in the Ukrainian-controlled city of Zaporizhzhia on Saturday after waiting days for Russian troops to allow them to leave.(Reporting by Gleb Garanich and Leonardo Benassatto; Writing by David Ljunggren; Editing by Daniel Wallis)

For a time Russian authorities had not allowed large numbers of cars to leave, she said.Ukraine has gradually been evacuating civilians from the devastated city for more than two months.

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