"We will always fight, as long as we are alive, for justice," Azov’s deputy commander, Capt. Sviatoslav "Kalina" Palamar, said in an unusual news conference from within the Azovstal steel plant.

Read here Russian forces continue with a "storm offensive" on the Azovstal

Defense of Mariupol appeared to be nearing an end over the weekend as more than 300 civilian women, children and elderly people were evacuated from the Azovstal.

May 8 Azovstal conference recording is now available in English:

Note a recent message from Azovstal Military Medical Officer explaining why surrendering to Russia is not an option (recorded end of April).