LIVE – War in Ukraine: kyiv announces the agreement of an evacuation corridor for civilians from Mariupol – CNEWS

Russia continues this Wednesday, April 20 its offensive in eastern Ukraine. The situation is currently critical in the city of Mariupol and the last entrenched Ukrainian soldiers have made a desperate appeal to the international community for rescue. Follow all the latest information live. 8:09 a.m. An agreement has been reached with Russia on a humanitarian corridor to evacuate civilians from the besieged port of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine, the first such agreement since Saturday, a Ukrainian official said. “We managed to find a preliminary agreement (with the Russians) on a humanitarian corridor for women, children and the elderly,” Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said on Telegram. 6:45 a.m. Finance ministers and central bankers from the G20 are meeting on Wednesday in the shadow of the war in Ukraine, which risks paralyzing discussions and jeopardizing any progress on the implementation of the common framework to restructure the debt of the most vulnerable countries. poor. This is the first time that the big moneymakers of the G20 have met since the invasion of Ukraine by Russia on February 24. They had parted in Jakarta, Indonesia, on February 18, a few days before the start of the Russian offensive, promising to coordinate for a “stronger” global recovery. 1:00 a.m. The United States is set to approve a new military aid package for Ukraine amounting to $800 million, less than a week after an earlier announcement of a tranche of the same amount, reported Tuesday several American media. The details of this new package are still being worked out, according to CNN, which cites three senior Biden administration officials. According to NBC News, this new installment is expected to include more artillery and tens of thousands of shells for kyiv in its war against Russia, as Ukraine faces a series of Russian strikes in the eastern part of the country. country.