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Russia ukraine war: Russia has warned Ukraine, saying, ‘Whoever lays down arms, they are guaranteed that their life will be spared.’
Russia (Russia) the Mariupol (Mariupol) Ukrainian forces fighting for the defense of Russia have been warned to surrender to save their lives. Russia has warned Ukraine, saying, ‘Whoever lays down weapons, they are guaranteed that their lives will be spared. ‘ Russia further said, the defenders can leave without arms or ammunition until 10 am. News agency AFP reported that Moscow (Moscow) claimed to have secured most of the urban areas, but a small group of fighters remained inside the steelworks factory in the city.
Mariupol has been the scene of some of the worst humanitarian disasters in this war. It will be the first major city to fall for Russian forces since the offensive began on February 24. It is the main port of the Donbass, a region of two provinces in the southeast that Moscow has demanded to be handed over entirely to separatists. does.
Ukraine’s defense ministry said its forces were still fighting against the Russians in Mariupol, nearly seven weeks after the siege of the city. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has warned that the elimination of Ukrainian troops in Mariupol would end any hope of talks with Russia. He called on NATO countries to immediately provide all necessary heavy weapons and aircraft so that we can act and pressure the Russian soldiers who blockade Mariupol.
Movement banned in the city from Monday
Meanwhile, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said, “Now they have only one option to escape and that is to surrender themselves with their weapons.” He claimed that 1464 soldiers of Ukraine have surrendered so far. Meanwhile, Russian troops in Mariupol have closed all entry and exit points to the city and have also banned movement there since Monday to carry out infiltration operations among the city’s male population.
Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshchuk said on television on Saturday that 700 Ukrainian soldiers and more than 1,000 civilians are currently being held hostage by Russian troops. More than half of the citizens are women. Vereshchuk said that Kyiv intends to exchange captive soldiers, because Ukraine has the same number of Russian troops in its possession. He demanded that the citizens be released without any conditions.
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