Ukraine Vows To "Fight To The End" In Mariupol As Russia's Ultimatum Ends

Ukraine Vows To "Fight To The End" In Mariupol As Russia's Ultimatum Ends

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April 18, 2022

Ukraine on Sunday vowed to fight to the end in Mariupol after a Russian ultimatum expired for remaining forces to surrender in the Black Sea port city where Moscow is pushing for a major strategic victory.

New Delhi, 18 April 2022

As per news report of NDTV, "The city still has not fallen," Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said hours after Moscow's deadline had passed for fighters holed up and surrounded in a sprawling fortress-like steelworks to surrender. "There's still our military forces, our soldiers. So they will fight to the end," he told ABC's "This Week". Moscow has shifted its military focus to gaining control of the eastern Donbas region and forging a land corridor to already-annexed Crimea. Russia's defence ministry said there were up to 400 mercenaries inside the encircled Azovstal steel plant, calling on Ukrainian forces inside to "lay down their arms and surrender in order to save their lives". Moscow claims Kyiv has ordered fighters of the nationalist Azov battalion to "shoot on the spot" anyone wanting to surrender.

Source -NDTV


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