Ukraine-Russia War Live Updates: Ukraine Refuses To Surrender Mariupol, Russia Cites Humanitarian ‘Catastrophe’

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Ukraine on Monday 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.

Russia earlier called on Ukrainian forces in Mariupol to lay down their arms, saying a “terrible humanitarian catastrophe” was unfolding.

Mariupol has suffered some of the heaviest bombardments since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.

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

Ukraine on Monday 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 Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk as saying early on Monday.

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