Officials in Mariupol Reject Russian Ultimatum

According to Ukrainian officials yesterday, Ukrainian forces in Mariupol rejected Russia’s demands to surrender and are resisting assaults on the city, which has been surrounded by Russian troops since March 1st has not fallen and troops trapped in the city are holding out against the Russian forces. Since Moscow took control in late February, more than 900 Ukrainian cities, towns and villages have been freed from Russian occupation according to a statement from Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.