‘Death for us and captivity for rest’ – Ukrainian marines in Mariupol


Earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said tens of thousands of people are likely to have been killed in Mariupol, in southern Ukraine.

Speaking to lawmakers in South Korea over a video call, he said the southern city had been “burned to ashes”, and conditions in the city were desperate as Russian forces concentrated troops for a new offensive in the area.

There’s no way of independently verifying the number of people killed, but Ukrainian marines there say their ammunition is running out and speak of their “final battle”, adding “it’s death for some of us and captivity for the rest”.

The besieged city if one of nine areas where new humanitarian corridors have been set up, although authorities say Russian troops are slowing down evacuations.

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