UN seeks Mariupol evacuation deal as Russian forces slowly advance

An estimated 100,000 civilians remain in the key port city in eastern Ukraine.

Destroyed houses in Irpin, on the outskirts of Kyiv (AP)

By Mstyslav Chernov and Yesica Fisch, AP

Ukraine’s forces have fought village-by-village to hold back a Russian advance through the country’s east, while the United Nations works to broker a civilian evacuation from the last Ukrainian stronghold in the port city of Mariupol.