Mariupol, Ukraine’s southern port city, has been repeatedly shelled by Russia in the last two weeks, with an estimated 30,000 people fleeing.
According to Russian media, another 13 buses transporting around 300 migrants crossed across the border in Russia’s Rostov area on Thursday.
Mariupol is in the grip of a humanitarian calamity, with food, water, power, and other essential supplies cut off.
Russian missile attacks on the city have also attacked a children’s hospital and, only yesterday, a theatre where over 1,200 people had sought refuge.
According to Ukrainian officials, at least 2,400 people have been killed in the city thus far.
Ukraine also alleged yesterday that Russian soldiers shot and murdered 13 Ukrainians who were queuing to purchase food in another city, Chernihiv.