According to CNN Russia has given Ukraine an ultimatum for its war-torn cities. The Russian Defense Ministry has called for the Ukrainian city of Mariupol to surrender by Monday.

From CNN by Tom Lister, Andre Carey, Yulia Schevcenko, Josh Pennington, and Olga Voltovych report, surrender deadline looms: The Russian Ministry of Defense has called on Mariupol local authorities to surrender the city to Russian forces by 5 a.m. Moscow Monday (4 a.m. Monday in Mariupol and 10 p.m. ET Sunday), according to Russian state media.

Ukraine rejects deadline: In an interview late Sunday, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshchuk rejected Russia’s terms, which were laid out in an eight-page document.

“There can be no discussion of any surrender or of laying down arms,” she said.

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