Ukraine Working to Pull Last Fighters from Mariupol Mill

Russia called the operation a mass surrender. The Ukrainians avoided using that word — but said the garrison had completed its mission.

  • Published
Ukrainian women picket in front of the Chinese embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Wives and mothers of the defenders of Mariupol call on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Chinese President Xi Jinping to save Ukrainian fighters from the besieged city of Mariupol amid Russia's war. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Image via AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky

This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Hundreds of Ukrainian fighters defending the last holdout in Mariupol were evacuated to areas controlled by Russian-backed separatists and officials worked Tuesday to get the rest out, signaling the beginning of the end of a siege that became a symbol of Ukrainian resistance. Russia called the operation a mass surrender. The Ukrainians avoided using that word — but said the garrison had completed its mission. More than 260 fighters — some…

Read at AP News