Mariupol defenders will fight to the end, says Ukrainian PM

Denys Shmyhal, Ukrainian Prime Minister

© APA | Denys Shmyhal, Ukrainian Prime Minister

# 19 April 2022 10:09 (UTC +04:00)

"Defenders of the besieged city of Mariupol will fight to the end against Russian forces," Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal says, APA reports citing BBC.

The port city has not fallen despite an ultimatum from Moscow to remaining fighters to give up, he said.

In an interview with the US network ABC, Mr. Shmyhal said a Russian deadline for Ukrainian forces in Mariupol to surrender by Sunday had been ignored.

"The city still has not fallen," he said. "There is still our military forces, our soldiers, so they will fight until the end. And as for now, they still are in Mariupol."