Ukrainian soldiers hold out in Mariupol

A view shows the Illich Steel and Iron Works in Mariupol. STORY: Ukrainian soldiers hold out in Mariupol

KYIV — Ukrainian soldiers resisted a Russian ultimatum to lay down arms on Sunday in the pulverized port of Mariupol, which Moscow said its forces had almost completely seized in what would be its biggest prize of the nearly two-month war.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said troops in Mariupol were still fighting despite a Russian demand to surrender by dawn.

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