Russia on Tuesday known as on Ukrainian forces to “instantly” lay down arms and issued a brand new ultimatum for the defenders of the besieged port metropolis of Mariupol to surrender their resistance.
The Russian defence ministry’s warning got here after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky introduced late on Monday the beginning of a brand new offensive by Moscow, targeted on the east of the previous Soviet state.
“We as soon as once more name on the Kyiv authorities to point out cause and provides the corresponding orders to fighters to stop their mindless resistance,” the Russian defence ministry stated in a press release.
“However, understanding that they won’t get such directions and orders from the Kyiv authorities, we name on (the fighters) to voluntarily take this resolution and to put down their arms.”
The assertion made no direct point out of a brand new floor offensive in jap Ukraine.
Nevertheless it warned that Moscow had “real-time proof about horrible new crimes being ready by the Kyiv regime”.
The defence ministry added that Ukrainian fighters resisting the advancing Russian forces within the Sea of Azov port of Mariupol have been in a “catastrophic state of affairs”.
“The Russian armed forces as soon as once more provide the nationalist battalions and overseas mercenaries an opportunity to cease all army exercise and to put down their arms, beginning at midday,” it stated.
“Everybody who lays down their arms can be assured survival.”
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