A Ukrainian MP, along with officials, has rejected an ultimatum from Russia to surrender troops in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol.
Oleksiy Goncharenko, an MP from Odessa, Ukraine, said: “Ukrainian troops will not surrender in Mariupol. I spoke to them yesterday. I know they will fight to the end. ‘ News from the BBC.
Petro Andrewschenko, an adviser to the mayor of Mariupol, said in a telegram that “despite Russia’s offer to provide a ‘surrender corridor’ for the remaining troops, our defense forces have kept their resistance intact.”
On Sunday, Russia set a time limit for handing over weapons to Ukrainian troops and “foreign mercenaries” from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.