Civilians in some parts of Ukraine besieged by Russian forces were able to evacuate Tuesday, fleeing in buses or on foot amid temporary cease-fires.
One evacuation saw people leaving the eastern city of Sumy, where hours earlier a Russian airstrike on a residential street killed at least 21 civilians, according to local authorities.
People were also seen leaving the town of Irpin, near the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv.
Russia’s defense ministry said additional evacuation corridors would be in place in Chernihiv, Kharkiv and Mariupol.
Several previous attempts to set up a way for people to get out of areas that have been subjected to Russian attacks during the nearly two-week-old Russian invasion of Ukraine fell apart, including one for those in Mariupol.