Ukrainian authorities announced ten humanitarian corridors for Thursday. One of the escape routes is for Mariupol residents.
They can only leave the besieged city by their own transport, according to Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshchuk.
Nearly 4,900 people from cities, including Mariupol, were able to flee to safer areas in Ukraine through Wednesday’s corridors.
The flight routes are announced every morning by Ukraine. The country has to make agreements with Russia for this.
As the focus of the Russian invasion shifts to eastern Ukraine, more and more residents of that part of the country are fleeing. Local authorities in the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk have urged residents to leave while it is still possible.