Russia says more Ukraine fighters surrender in Mariupol; US reopens Kyiv embassy

Russia said on Wednesday, May 18, nearly 700 more Ukrainian fighters had surrendered in Mariupol, while the United States became the latest Western country to reopen its Kyiv embassy after a three-month closure. More than a day after Ukraine announced it had ordered its garrison in Mariupol to stand down, the ultimate outcome of Europe’s … Read more

Fears for Mariupol defenders after surrender to Russia

Concerns grew on Wednesday, May 18, for the welfare of more than 250 Ukrainian fighters who surrendered to Russian forces at the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol after weeks of desperate resistance. The surrender brought an end to the most devastating siege of Russia’s war in Ukraine and allowed President Vladimir Putin to claim a rare … Read more

New surrender deadline in Mariupol as West promises Ukraine more arms

Russia told Ukrainian fighters still holding out in Mariupol to give up on Wednesday, April 20, as it pushed for a decisive victory in its new offensive, prompting Western governments to pledge more military help to Kyiv. Thousands of Russian troops backed by artillery and rocket barrages were advancing in what Ukrainian officials called the … Read more

Ukrainians defy Russian surrender demand in Mariupol on ‘Easter of war’

Ukrainian soldiers resisted a Russian ultimatum to lay down arms on Sunday, April 17, in the pulverized port of Mariupol, which Moscow said its forces had almost completely seized in what would be its biggest prize of the nearly two-month war. Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said troops in Mariupol were still fighting despite a … Read more

Ukraine refuses to surrender Mariupol as Russia warns of humanitarian ‘catastrophe’

LVIV, Ukraine – Ukraine on Monday, March 21, rejected Russian calls to surrender the port city of Mariupol, where residents are besieged with little food, water and power and fierce fighting shows little sign of easing. “There can be no question of any surrender, laying down of arms,” the Ukrainska Pravda news portal cited Ukraine’s … Read more

Fighting traps residents in Mariupol; Putin calls on Ukraine to surrender

Fighting stopped about 200,000 people from evacuating the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol for a second day in a row on Sunday, March 6, as Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to press ahead with his invasion Ky unlessiv surrendered. Most people trapped in the port city are sleeping underground to escape more than six days … Read more