Headline RoundupApril 18th, 2022

Ukraine Continues to Defy Russia's Calls to Surrender in Mariupol

AllSides Summary

On Sunday, Ukraine again rejected Russia's demand to surrender in Mariupol, as Russia threatens to demolish Ukrainian resistance in the city. 

Ukraine had also rejected a request to surrender in Mariupol on March 21. The assault on the southwestern port city continues as Ukrainian officials estimate over 20,000 casualties in the area.  Much of Mariupol has been destroyed by Russian shelling, which included a maternity hospital and a theater where about 1,300 people were seeking refuge last month.  Capturing Mariupol would be considered a major strategic prize for Russia, and would allow for control of a vast area of southern and eastern Ukraine.

Featured Coverage of this Story

More headline roundups

More News about World from the Left, Center and Right

From the Left

From the Center

From the Right