Ukraine rejects Russian offer to surrender Mariupol

Protesters hold a placard reading "Lets save Mariupol" during a rally in support of Ukraine, on the 24th day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. AFP/Thomas Coex

MARIUPOL - Ukraine has rejected a Russian offer to surrender the besieged city of Mariupol.

Russia gave Ukraine until Monday morning to lay down arms.

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But Ukraine has refused, saying there was no question of surrendering the strategic port city.

Around 300,000 people are trapped in Mariupol with supplies running out and aid blocked from entering.

People there have endured weeks of Russian bombardment with no power or running water.

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