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Surrendered Ukrainian soldiers leave Mariupol

More than 1,700 servicemen of the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol have surrendered since Monday, Russian authorities said, in what appeared to be the final stage in the nearly three-month siege of the pulverised port city.Several buses with Ukrainian servicemen were seen on the road leaving Mariupol overnight Thursday.At least some of the fighters were taken by the Russians to a former penal colony in territory controlled by Moscow-backed separatists.Others were hospitalised, according to a separatist official.
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