Ukraine rejects Russian offer to surrender port city, Mariupol.
Written by News Room on March 21, 2022
Ukraine has rejected a Russian ultimatum offering people in the besieged city of Mariupol safe passage out of the port if they surrender.
Under Russia’s proposal, civilians would be allowed to leave if the city’s defenders laid down arms.
But Ukraine has refused, saying there was no question of it surrendering the strategic port city.
Around 300,000 people are believed to be trapped there with supplies running out and aid blocked from entering.
Residents have endured weeks of Russian bombardment with no power or running water.