Moscow’s ultimatum to the last Ukrainian soldiers in Mariupol has expired

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14:00 clock : The ultimatum expired in Mariupol. Russia had given the city’s last Ukrainian defenders until 1 p.m. to lay down their arms and evacuate the Azovstal metallurgical complex where they are entrenched. The Ukrainian general staff had already spoken to each other early in the morning “Assault Operations Near the Port”without further information.

1:48 p.m : “We’ve seen too much blood, too much violence… Stop flexing your muscles while people suffer.”
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12:56 : Here’s what to remember from this morning’s news:

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10:35 a.m : Moscow intensifies its attacks on the Ukrainian capital. “In the night, high-precision missiles fired from planes destroyed a munitions factory near Brovary in the Kyiv region”, announced the Russian Ministry of Defense in a press release on its Telegram channel.

10:15 am : There will be no humanitarian corridor for the evacuation of civilians from eastern Ukraine today, the Ukrainian authorities have announced. “We failed to negotiate a ceasefire with the occupying forces on the evacuation routes” Russians, said Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk by telegram.

09:32 : The last Ukrainian fighters entrenched in the Azovstal metallurgical complex in Mariupol must leave the place by noon. “All those who have laid down their arms will have their lives saved, guaranteed”assured the ministry on Telegram and issued this ultimatum. “It’s her only chance”.

10:49 : The situation in Mariupol is “simply inhumane”Volodymyr Zelenskyy estimated last night in a video message. “Russia is deliberately trying to destroy anyone in Mariupolsaid the President of Ukraine, after whom it goesand “two options” : “Either the partners provide Ukraine with all necessary heavy weapons, aircraft and without exaggeration immediately.” to the “Reducing the pressure on Mariupol and lifting the siege” “is the negotiation path in which the role of the partners should also be decisive”.

10:51 a.m : We open ! Here’s what to remember from this morning’s news:

Russia claims to control almost the entire Ukrainian city of Mariupol and has issued a fresh call for the last Ukrainian defenders to lay down their arms “Be assured of having saved your life”. Enough to let President Volodymyr Zelensky say that the situation in this strategic port was good “inhuman”. Follow the situation live.

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The cobblestone season ends with the 119th edition of Paris-Roubaix. In this queen of the classics, we were able to witness a duel between Mathieu van der Poel and Wout Van Aert. Find our article.

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