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Buses begin leaving two Ukrainian cities in fresh evacuation effort

News comes as number of people fleeing country passes 2 million and WHO says vital medical supplies are running out

Buses have begun leaving two devastated Ukrainian cities in a fresh attempt to evacuate civilians, as the number of people fleeing the country from Russia’s onslaught passed 2 million and the WHO warned Ukraine was running out of vital medical supplies.

The Ukrainian state communications agency posted video of people with bags and suitcases fleeing the north-eastern city of Sumy, just 30 miles (50km) from the Russian border, along one of five “humanitarian corridors” promised by the invading forces.

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