5 May 2022

Russia Ukraine conflict: Putin calls on Ukrainian soldiers to surrender

Before the war the outside world had barely heard of Mariupol, the industrial port on the sea of Azov in south eastern Ukraine.

For the last two-and-a-half months it has been a byword for Ukrainian resistance.

Now the UN says another humanitarian convoy is on its way there, ready to evacuate more civilians still trapped inside the Azovstal steel plant which has been under intense bombardment by Russian forces.

President Putin claimed civilians would be allowed a safe exit – but can those claims be believed?