Ukraine war: Russian defence ministry claims they ‘destroyed’ military factory outside Kyiv

Russia sets Sunday deadline for Ukraine troops to surrender in Mariupol

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However, Ukrainian officials have not released any details on the extent of the destruction and potential casualties. The report of attacks on military plant comes amid Russia has been carrying out several attacks. In recent days, the number of attacks has increased in and outside Kyiv. 

Last month, Russia said it was withdrawing troops from northern Ukraine — including from around the capital — to focus on gaining control of the eastern Donbas region. 

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Important to note that the Russian defence ministry says it has cleared the whole of Mariupol’s “urban area” of Ukrainian forces. Giving an ultimatum, they also urged Ukrainian soldiers to surrender. 

They say the only remaining Ukrainian soldiers are in the Azovstal metalworks — and that their only chance to live is to “lay down their arms and surrender”. 

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