There are signs of a possible breakthrough in securing at least one evacuation route in the besieged city of Mariupol.
"There is hope for the evacuation of Mariupol residents to territory controlled by Ukraine," Mariupol city council said on its Telegram account.
Although the council is still waiting for confirmation, its post says the evacuation would be today (Saturday) from Port City, which is a shopping mall.
"The occupiers allowed movement between the Left Bank district and other districts of the city on the right bank. The movement is open across the bridge to Mukhino," said Petro Andriushchenko, an adviser to the Mariupol mayor, on Telegram.
At this stage, it's unclear whether any evacuation would include people trapped at the Azovstal steel plant complex.
Altogether, some 100,000 people are still in Mariupol, a quarter of its pre-war population.