Ukrainian troops surrendering at Mariupol registered as POWs

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Russia says hundreds more fighters have emerged from the Mariupol stronghold where they made their last stand and surrendered

By OLEKSANDR STASHEVSKYI and CIARAN McQUILLAN Associated Press 19 May 2022, 10:14 • 6 min read The Associated Press In this photo taken from video released by the Russian Defense Ministry on Wednesday…Read More KYIV, Ukraine — Hundreds more Ukrainian fighters who made their stand inside Mariupol’s bombed-out steel plant surrendered, bringing the total to over 1,700, Russia said Thursday, amid international fears about the fate of the prisoners in Moscow’s hands.

The Red Cross worked to register the soldiers as prisoners of war in a step toward ensuring their humane treatment under the Geneva Conventions.

Meanwhile, in the first war crimes trial held by Ukraine, a captured Russian soldier testified that he shot an unarmed Ukrainian civilian in the head on an officer’s orders and asked the victim’s widow to forgive him. The soldier pleaded guilty earlier in the week, but prosecutors presented the evidence against him in line with Ukrainian law.

In Mariupol, the nearly three-month siege that has turned the strategic port city into a symbol of the war’s horrors drew ever closer to an end as...

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