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Russia tells Ukrainian forces in Mariupol to surrender guns for safe passage

A Russian army tank moves through a street on the outskirts of Mariupol, Ukraine, March 11, 2022. (AP Photo/ Evgeniy Maloletka)
A Russian army tank moves through a street on the outskirts of Mariupol, Ukraine, March 11, 2022. (AP Photo/ Evgeniy Maloletka)

Russia calls on Ukrainian forces in Mariupol to respond to a surrender deal by 5 a.m. local time tomorrow.

The deal would have Ukrainian combatants lay down their weapons as a condition for safe passage out of the besieged city.

Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev, head of the Russian National Center for Defense Management, says “a terrible humanitarian catastrophe has developed” and that civilian corridors going both west and east will be opened tomorrow morning.

“All who lay down their arms are guaranteed safe passage out of Mariupol,” he says at a briefing, according to Reuters.

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