From bombarded basement, Mariupol mayor tries to help besieged residents flee

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  • Monday, 07 Mar 2022

Mariupol Mayor Vadym Boichenko speaks during an interview with Reuters, following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Mariupol, Ukraine March 5, 2022, in this screen grab taken on March 6, 2022. REUTERS TV via REUTERS

(Reuters) - A few weeks ago, the mayor of Mariupol, Vadym Boichenko, was working on a plan to revitalise the Ukrainian port city, appearing at public meetings in shirt and tie to talk about new investment in tech, medicine and education.

On Saturday, he was speaking from a basement on a patchy phone line to anyone who would listen about Russia's siege of the city, a Ukrainian flag tacked to the wall behind him.

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