Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that 344 people were evacuated from Mariupol and surrounding areas to Zaporizhzhia on Wednesday, during his nightly address.
“I am grateful to all those who make the evacuation operation successful,” Zelensky said.
Zelensky also called for a ceasefire to evacuate those who remain in Mariupol.
“We are negotiating and hope to continue rescuing people from Azovstal, from Mariupol. There are still civilians, women, children. We need a continued ceasefire in order to rescue them,” he said