Thousands of people of Sumy, a city in north-eastern Ukraine, were safely evacuated after Russia agreed to cease attacks and provide evacuation routes.
Evacuations began on Tuesday morning, with buses travelling south and away from the front lines to the city of Poltava.
According to Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy director of President Volodymyr Zelensky’s office, around 5,000 individuals and more than 1,000 private cars are “already secure”.
Despite Russia declaring many ceasefires to get civilians flee critically bombarded cities, it was the first effective mass evacuation.
According to Ukraine, a similar attempt for individuals stuck in Chernihiv failed because Russia continued to shell the departure route.
The humanitarian corridor, according to Sumy’s regional governor, will remain operational on Wednesday.
According to the United Nations, more than 2 million people have fled Ukraine since Moscow’s incursion on February 24.