People flee embattled Ukraine city, supplies head to another

People flee embattled Ukraine city, supplies head to another

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Buses carried civilians out of one embattled Ukrainian city and supplies toward another, as officials tried to get people to safety and ease the dire humanitarian situation for those still stuck. But reports of renewed Russian attacks on Mariupol on Tuesday threatened to again derail the efforts. On the 13th day of the invasion, Europe’s worst refugee crisis since World War II grew even more severe. U.N. officials reported that 2 million people have now fled Ukraine. Demands for ways to safety evacuate civilians have surged along with intensifying shelling by Russian forces. But efforts to put in place cease-fires along humanitarian corridors have repeatedly failed amid Russian shelling.

Photo: Ukrainians crowd under a destroyed bridge as they try to flee crossing the Irpin river in the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)