Conflicts & War

Kyiv declares new 36-hour curfew

Lviv, Ukraine, Mar 26 (EFE).- A new curfew in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv will come into force from 8 pm on Saturday until 7am Monday, mayor Vitali Klitschko said.

The curfew means people can only leave home to go to air raid shelters, while public transport and shops, including pharmacies and gas stations, will not be working, Klitschko said on social media.

Ten humanitarian corridors have been established to evacuate civilians from the cities worst-hit by the Russian attacks, sources from the government said.

In Mariupol, only private vehicles are allowed to leave, as Russian troops besieging the Black Sea port city are preventing the passage of buses, deputy prime minister Iryna Vereshchuk said on public television.

Kyiv and Moscow have traded accusations over the failure to implement the previously agreed upon humanitarian corridors.

Some 100,000 inhabitants are still trapped in the southern city of Mariupol, according to Ukrainian authorities. EFE


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