Video shows buses waiting to leave for Mariupol

STORY: The buses marked with the ICRC logo match buses used in previous evacuations.

Ukrainian officials said on Wednesday (April 20) morning they had secured Russia's agreement to open a safe corridor out of Mariupol. They hoped to use 90 buses to evacuate about 6,000 of the 100,000 civilians believed to still be trapped there.

But regional governor Pavlo Kyrylenko said fewer buses than planned were able to reach Mariupol and fewer people than hoped were evacuated. Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said the humanitarian corridor "did not work as planned today."

Mariupol has seen some of the most intense fighting since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.

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