17 Apr 2022

Russia Ukraine conflict: Soldiers refuse to surrender to Russian forces

Chief Correspondent

Ukraine says its remaining troops in the besieged city of Mariupol are continuing to hold out against Russian forces – defying a deadline for them to surrender.

Moscow’s defence ministry warned that all those who continued to resist “will be destroyed”.

As well as bombarding Mariupol, Russia launched a series of missile attacks near the capital Kyiv and elsewhere.