Ukraine: 200 bodies found in basement in Mariupol’s ruins

Workers digging through the rubble of an apartment building in Mariupol found 200 bodies in the basement, Ukrainian authorities said, as more horrors come to light in the ruined city that has seen some of the worst suffering of the 3-month-old war. The bodies were decomposing and the stnch hung over the neighbor, said Petro … Read more

Russian surviving life in Ukraine’s first war crimes trial

A captured Russian soldier who pleaded guilty to killing a civilian was killed by a Ukrainian court Monday to life in prison — the maximum — amid signs the Kremlin may, in turn, put on trial some of the fighters who surrendered at Mariupol’s steelworks. Meanwhile, in a rare public expression of opposition to the … Read more

Hundreds Of Ukrainian Troops Surrender In Mariupol Steel Plant: Russia

Ukraine war: Moscow claimed control of strategic port city Mariupol last month after a weeks-long siege. Kyiv: Russia said Tuesday that 265 Ukrainian soldiers had surrendered after staging a last stand at the besieged Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol, prompting Kyiv to call for a prisoner exchange. Moscow claimed control of the strategic port city last … Read more

Siege of Azovstal steel plant ends with Mariupol fighters in Putin’s hands; Both Ukraine and Russia claim wins

Hundreds of Ukrainian fighters, including wounded men carried out on stretchers, left the vast steel plant in Mariupol where they mounted a dogged last stand and turned themselves over to Russian hands, signaling the beginning of the end of a siege that became a symbol of Ukraine’s resistance to Moscow’s invasion. Russia on Tuesday called … Read more

Ukraine mounts effort to rescue last fighters at steel mill

Efforts were underway Tuesday to rescue the last of the defenders inside the Azovstal steel plant in the ruined city of Mariupol after Ukrainian officials said the fighters had “completed their mission” and there was no way to free the plant by military means. The Ukrainian military avoided using the term “surrender” to describe the … Read more

Ukraine: Russians withdraw from around Kharkiv, batter east

Fresh off his country’s Eurovision win, a defiant Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy vowed early Sunday to one day host the song contest in the embattled city of Mariupol, which is almost entirely in Russian hands aside from a stalwart group of a few hundred Ukrainian fighters who continue to hold out in a steel factory. … Read more

On Zoom, A Steel Factory In Mariupol Says It Will Never Surrender

Russia-Ukraine War: Mariupol has largely been leveled by shelling during the siege. If Russia’s President Vladimir Putin hoped to mark Victory Day on Monday by celebrating the capture or surrender of Mariupol’s last Ukrainian defenders, a Zoom appearance by their commanders suggests he’ll have to wait. Speaking in a lengthy online press conference on Sunday, … Read more

Sixty feared dead in bombing of Ukraine school; G7 condemns Putin

As many as 60 people are feared to have been killed when a bomb struck a village school in eastern Ukraine, the regional governor said on Sunday while Russian forces continued shelling the last holdout of Ukrainian resistance in the ruined southeastern port of Mariupol. Luhansk region Governor Serhiy Gaidai said the school in Bilohorivka, … Read more

Ukraine’s Last Soldiers In Port City Mariupol Face Final Showdown

Russia-Ukraine War: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has entered day 74. Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine: Ukraine’s last soldiers in the port city of Mariupol face a brutal final showdown Sunday with besieging Russian forces, who are hoping to deliver a critical win ahead of the country’s victory day. President Volodymyr Zelensky is also set to hold talks with … Read more

Russia unleashes rockets after Mariupol cease, EU eyes oil sanctions

Russia launched an attack on the encircled Azovstal steel works in Mariupol, Ukraine’s last redoubt in the port city, after a ceasefire broke down on Tuesday with some 200 civilians trapped underground despite a UN-brokered evacuation. In a Telegram video, Captain Sviatoslav Palamar of Ukraine’s Azov Regiment said that Russia pounded the steel works with … Read more