About 2,000 cars have left Ukraine's besieged Mariupol - city council

A satellite image shows burning and destroyed apartment buildings and the Port City Shopping Mall in western Mariupol, Ukraine, March 14, 2022. Picture taken March 14, 2022. Satellite image ©2022 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

LVIV, Ukraine, March 15 (Reuters) - About 2,000 cars have been able to leave the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol and a further 2,000 are waiting to leave, the city council said in an online post on Tuesday.

"As of 14:00 (1200 GMT), it is known that 2,000 cars have left Mariupol," it said.

Reporting by Pavel Polityuk, Writing by Alessandra Prentice, Editing by Timothy Heritage

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