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  • Ukraine on Thursday announced a resumption of evacuations of civilians via nine humanitarian corridors, including from the besieged city of Mariupol in the south-east of the country, after a day of suspension due according to kyiv to Russian violations of the ceasefire. .

  • The cruiser Moskva, flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, a highly symbolic command ship, was badly damaged during the conflict in Ukraine.

  • Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney is traveling to Kyiv on Thursday, his office said, the first visit by a foreign minister from a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council since the start of the war in Ukraine.

11:12 a.m .: The head of Irish diplomacy goes to kyiv on Thursday

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney is traveling to Kyiv on Thursday, his office said, the first visit by a foreign minister from a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council since the start of the war in Ukraine.

Simon Coveney, who is also Defense Minister, will meet his two counterparts, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kouleba and Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov and will visit areas directly affected by the Russian invasion.

11:11 am: Reopening of humanitarian evacuation corridors after a suspension

Ukraine on Thursday announced a resumption of evacuations of civilians via nine humanitarian corridors, including from the besieged city of Mariupol in the south-east of the country, after a day of suspension due according to kyiv to Russian violations of the ceasefire. .

"Nine humanitarian corridors are planned today," Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said on Telegram.

According to her, a first corridor will be set up between Mariupol, a devastated port after more than 45 days of siege, and Zaporijjia further north, and from Berdiansk, Tokmak and Energodar towards Zaporijjia.

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