Russia says all urban areas of Mariupol cleared of Ukrainian forces

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Russia says all urban areas of Mariupol cleared of Ukrainian forces
Up to 3,000 Ukrainian troops killed so far - Zelensky • One killed, 18 wounded in Russian airstrike over Kharkiv • Explosions heard in Lviv, capital Kyiv
By REUTERS, JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Published: APRIL 16, 2022

The Russian defense ministry on Saturday announced it had cleared the entire urban area of Mariupol of Ukrainian forces and said only a few fighters remained in the Azovstal steelworks, the scene of repeated clashes. In an online post, the ministry said that as of April 16, Ukrainian forces in the besieged port city had lost more than 4,000 people, RIA added. Russian forces have been trying for several weeks to take the port, which is on the Sea of Azov, a body of water to the northeast of the Black Sea.

"The entire urban area of Mariupol has been completely cleared ... remnants of the Ukrainian group are currently completely blockaded on the territory of the Azovstal metallurgical plant," the ministry said. "Their only chance to save their lives is to voluntarily lay down their arms and surrender." There was no immediate reaction from Kyiv to the statement by the Russian ministry, which also said 1,464 Ukrainian servicemen had surrendered so far.

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