Ten evacuation corridors have been agreed for Thursday, Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk announced in a Facebook post.
In the Donetsk region, she said there would be one corridor from Mariupol to Zaporizhzhia for private vehicles.
In the Zaporizhzhia region, Vereshchuk said four corridors would open:
- From Berdiansk to Zaporizhzhia for private vehicles and buses.
- From Tokmak to Zaporizhzhia for private vehicles and buses.
- From Melitopol to Zaporizhzhia for private vehicles and buses.
- From Enerhodar to Zaporizhzhia for private vehicles.
In the Luhansk region, five corridors were listed by Vereshchuk:
- From Severodonetsk to Bakhmut.
- From Lysychansk to Bakhmut.
- From Popasna to Bakhmut.
- From the village of Hirske to Bakhmut.
- From Rubizhne to Bakhmut.
This comes after Vereshchuk said that 4,892 people were evacuated through evacuation corridors on Wednesday.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) told CNN on Wednesday that a Red Cross convoy of buses and private cars carrying more than 500 civilians fleeing Mariupol had arrived in the southeastern city of Zaporizhzhia.
Some background: While some evacuation attempts across Ukraine have been successful, others have been disrupted. Earlier this week, the ICRC said its aid workers were detained in Russian-held territory while attempting to evacuate desperate residents of Mariupol. They were later released.