Russia says hundreds of Ukrainians surrender at Azovstal

Russia says 265 Ukrainian soldiers have surrendered after staging a last stand at the besieged Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol. Hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers remained holed up in underground tunnels beneath the industrial zone. Ukraine's defence ministry has called for a prisoner exchange with Russia. Finland votes overwhelmingly in favour of joining NATO military alliance.
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'Ukraine a Crime Scene', Says ICC Chief Prosecutor as 'Largest-ever' Team...

The International Criminal Court has sent a 42-member team to Ukraine to probe alleged war crimes since the Russian invasion. The team comprises investigators, forensic experts and support staff and will work with Ukrainian authorities. ICC prosecutor Karim Khan said “Ukraine is a crime scene” as he later visited the town of Bucha near Kyiv.
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Siege of Azovstal steel plant ends with Mariupol fighters in Putin’s hands;...

Hundreds of Ukrainian fighters left the vast steel plant in Mariupol where they mounted a dogged last stand and turned themselves over to Russian hands. Russia on Tuesday called the operation a mass surrender. The Ukrainians avoided using that word — but said the garrison had completed its mission. Other fighters — their precise numbers unknown — remain inside the ruins of the fortified mill.
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Zelenskyy & Scholz discuss Ukraine's situation & increasing sanctions against Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy held talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Tuesday, May 17. The two leaders discussed the ground situation in Ukraine, increasing the sanctions and pressure on Russia. Both leaders underscored that a negotiated diplomatic solution between Russia and Ukraine would require an immediate end to hostilities by Russian forces and the withdrawal of Moscow's troops.
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Russia-Ukraine War: Zelenskyy's top advisor claims Putin not ready to meet &...

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is ready to discuss ongoing issues with Russian President Putin. Russian President Vladimir Putin is not ready to meet and hold talks with his Ukrainian counterpart. Three rounds of peace talks were held between the Russian and Ukrainian diplomats but the meeting did not yield the desired results.
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Ukraine seizes nearly $420 million in frozen assets linked with Russian oligarchs

Ukraine has seized nearly $420 million in frozen assets linked to Russian oligarchs. Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office and Bureau of Economic Security seized Hr 12.4 billion from Cypriot company accounts in Alfa-Bank whose Russian beneficiaries tried to circumvent sanctions. Ukrainian Parliament enacted a law that makes it easier to seize Russians' assets who are subject to other nations' sanctions.
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Ukraine claims 20 civilians including child killed in Russian shelling in...

Russian bombardment in the Donetsk and Luhansk areas killed 20 people, including a child. 25 towns in the region were targeted, with 42 residential buildings and a school among the targets. Evacuation of wounded Ukrainian troops from the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol is underway, with more than 260 fighters taken out of the factory.
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Japan inks $100mn loan accord with Ukraine to help it deal with economic...

Japan has inked a 13 billion Yens ($100 million) loan arrangement with Ukraine. The assistance would be co-financed with the World Bank and would be included in the budget of the Ukrainian government. The funds would not be used for military objectives in Ukraine. Japan had earlier announced in April that Japan would boost its total yen loans to Ukraine to $300 million.
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Ukraine's Army declares 'combat mission' over in Mariupol 's Azovstal steel plant

Ukrainian soldiers have concluded their combat mission in besieged Mariupol city. More than 260 soldiers have been evacuated, announced country's military. The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine noted in a statement on Facebook that commanders of troops who have been stationed near the city's enormous Azovstal steel plant were told to save their personnel.
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Russia-Ukraine War LIVE: Ukrainian troops evacuate from Mariupol

Explosions strike western Ukrainian city of Lviv. Nine civilians killed by Russian attacks in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region. Ukraine's military said it was working to evacuate all remaining troops from Mariupol. Ukraine said troops defending its second-largest city, Kharkiv, had repelled Russian forces.
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Ukraine says over 260 Ukrainian troops evacuated from Azovstal steel plant...

Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar announced that over 260 people have been evacuated from the besieged Azovstal steel plant, which includes 53 badly injured individuals. Another 211 individuals were transported to Olenivka, a town near Donetsk that is in Russian-controlled territory but is on the front lines of the present war.
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Ukraine war: Russia agrees to evacuate wounded soldiers from Azovstal plant

Wounded Ukrainian servicemen are being taken to a medical facility in Novoazovsk, Russia says. Russia attacked the port city of Mariupol for nearly two months. Some civilians and Ukrainian fighters had sought refuge in the Azovstal plant. The vast Soviet-era plant is designed with a labyrinth of bunkers and tunnels to withstand attack.
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Putin's fire-starting incendiary munitions rain flaming explosives in Mariupol

Putin's fire-starting incendiary munitions rain flaming explosives in Mariupol. Mayor's aide stated the bombs burn at a temperature of 2,000-2,500 degrees Celsius; nearly impossible to stop the fire. Ukrainian fighters using vast maze-like complex to evade capture.
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Ukraine Says it Has Repelled Russian Incursion in Sumy Region

Ukrainian border guards repelled an incursion by a Russian sabotage and reconnaissance group in the northeastern region of Sumy. Dmytro Zhyvytsky wrote on the Telegram messaging app that the group entered Ukrainian territory under the cover of mortar shells, grenades and machine gun fire.
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Canada vows to provide technical assistance to Ukraine on NATO membership

Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said that Ottawa will continue to provide technical advice to Ukraine in establishing a strong military mechanism. She said that Canada has always been a supporter of NATO's open door policy. The EU Council of Foreign Ministers is scheduled to take place on Monday in Brussels with the participation of Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.
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How intentional flooding saved Ukrainian village from Russian occupation

Ukrainian forces opened a dam early in the war in Demydiv, causing the Irpin River to flood the village and thousands of acres around. The move has since been credited with stopping Russian soldiers and tanks from breaking through Ukraine's lines. More than a third of some fields have been flooded, said Oleksandr Rybalko, 39.
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Russia compiling papers as evidence for UNSC to probe US' biological...

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov claims Pentagon's Defense Threat Reduction Agency played a key role in funding and conducting military biological research in Ukraine. He says the functioning of biological laboratories on Ukrainian territory was aimed at enhancing the pathogenic properties of plague, anthrax, cholera, and other deadly diseases, including the use of synthetic biolers.
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Ukraine wins the Eurovision Grand Prix and many hearts

Ukrainian music outfit Kalush Orchestra took the stage on the night of May 14 at Turin’s PalaOlimpico, the largest indoor sporting arena in Italy. The 65-year-old music competition and what began as a bonding drill for Europe, turned into more than just a representation of pop.
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Ukrainian singer Tina Karol in Japan, says 'you will see a glorious country...

Ukrainian singer Tina Karol said she and her fellow Ukrainians will not give up defending their land and culture from the Russian invasion. She concluded a weeklong visit to rally support for Ukraine. Japan has so far accepted about 800 evacuees from that country. Rakuten Group founder and CEO Hiroshi Mikitani made a personal contribution of 1 billion yen (USD 7.7 million) for the Ukrainian government in February.
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Western sanctions stopped Belarusian exports worth over $16 billion to EU,...

Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko claims western sanctions have prevented $16 to $18 billion worth of its yearly exports to the Western nations. Chief of the General Staff of Belarus, Viktor Gulevich, stated that the country's Armed Forces would deploy special operations forces to the Ukrainian border because the United States and its allies are increasing their military presence at state boundaries.
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