The port city of Mariupol has been one of the cities in Ukraine subjected to continued Russian bombings and assaults throughout the invasion, which is now about to enter its fourth week. Over the weekend, Russia demanded that Ukrainian forces in Mariupol surrender, lay down their arms, and raise white flags in exchange for the safe passage of civilians out of the city.

According to Russian Col. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev, they would give Ukrainians two corridors to which Mariupol residents could use to evacuate, with one route going West towards Lviv and the other going east toward Russia. Ukraine was given until 5 AM Monday to accept or reject the offer.

No announcement was made regarding the consequences of Ukraine not accepting the Russian proposal. However, the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti did report that the Russian Ministry of Defense warned authorities and officials in Mariupol that they could face a military tribunal if it sided with “bandits.”

Ukraine officials did not respond kindly to the proposal and immediately rejected the offer angrily.