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The volunteer driving to Mariupol to save civilians

For weeks, thousands of civilians were stuck in Ukraine's port city of Mariupol. Official efforts to evacuate them kept running into obstacles. DW's Mathias Bölinger spoke to one volunteer who risked his life to rescue those trapped in the city.

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