Ukraine ends mission to defend steel plant

Updated May 16 2022 - 11:31pm, first published 11:26pm
The servicemen defending the Azovstal steel plant have fulfilled their combat mission, Ukraine says.

Ukraine's military command says the mission to defend the besieged Azovstal steel plant by "the heroes of our time" in the strategic southern port of Mariupol is over and has pledged to rescue servicemen still trapped inside.