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Ukraine seeks Mariupol evacuation talks after surrender-or-die ultimatum expires

Ukraine Mariupol Azovstal Iron and Steel Works

Reuters Ukraine proposed talks with Moscow over evacuating troops and civilians from Mariupol after a Russian surrender-or-die ultimatum expired on Wednesday, leaving many trapped at a steel plant, the last main stronghold of resistance.  A few dozen civilians managed to leave the strategically important south-eastern port in a small bus convoy, according to Reuters witnesses, […]

Ukraine says fighting rages around Mariupol steel plant, port

Ukraine Mariupol destroyed residential towers

Kyiv, UkraineReuters Ukraine said on Friday it was trying to break Russian forces’ siege of Mariupol, with fighting raging around the city’s Illich steel works and port, as the capital Kyiv was rocked by some of the most powerful explosions in two weeks. Russia said it had struck overnight what it said was a factory […]