Moscow, saying ‘terrible humanitarian catastrophe’ is unfolding in city, offers safe passages to fighters who lay down arms
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Russia has given Ukrainian forces a deadline of 5am Moscow time (2am GMT) to lay down their arms in the eastern port city of Mariupol, where it said a “terrible humanitarian catastrophe” was unfolding.
“Lay down your arms,” Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev, the director of the Russian National Defence Management Center, said on Sunday in a briefing. “A terrible humanitarian catastrophe has developed,” he said. “All who lay down their arms are guaranteed safe passage out of Mariupol.”