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U.N. Calls for Ukraine Ceasefire as Mariupol Mayor Reports Nearly 5,000 Civilian Deaths

HeadlineMar 29, 2022

Ukraine’s military says it has recaptured several towns from Russian forces, including Irpin, a strategic suburb outside the capital Kyiv. Meanwhile, the mayor of Mariupol said nearly 5,000 residents — including 210 children — have died in Russia’s assault on the besieged city, which was home to nearly half a million people before Russia’s invasion.

On Monday, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for an immediate ceasefire.

Secretary-General António Guterres: “A cessation of hostilities will allow essential humanitarian aid to be delivered, and enable civilians to move around safely. It will save lives, prevent suffering and protect civilians.”

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