By BBC News
Civilians are being evacuated from
two devastated areas of Ukraine after Russia agreed to pause attacks.
A convoy of buses and cars carrying
mostly foreign students left the northern city of Sumy, while dozens of people
left Irpin near Kyiv.
But Ukraine said Russia was
violating another humanitarian corridor from the south-eastern city of
Previous evacuations have failed,
with Russia accused of shelling routes.
The corridors are expected to stay
open until 21:00.
The United Nations said more than
two million people have now fled Ukraine since Russia launched its invasion
nearly two weeks ago, more than half of them going to neighboring Poland.
Ukrainian cities have continued to
come under heavy bombardment from Russian forces.
Russian and Ukrainian officials have
held several rounds of talks in an attempt to agree humanitarian corridors.
Ukraine had described Russia's
evacuation plans, many of which involve fleeing residents being sent to Russia,
In Sumy, authorities say children
were among 10 people killed in artillery strikes late on Monday.
But evacuations began from the city
on Tuesday morning, with buses heading towards the city of Poltava, further
south and away from the front lines.
Indian and Chinese students were
among those evacuated. The Indian government said all of its 694 students in
the city had left with the convoy.