Global outrage grows over Putin’s merciless attacks in Ukraine

  • Ukrainian servicemen are seen at the explosion site as a result of a rocket strike into a shopping mall on March 21, 2022, in Kyiv, Ukraine. As Russia's advance on Kyiv has largely stalled, the Ukrainian capital has continued to be hit by missiles and shellfire. More than 3 million people have fled Ukraine since Russia launched its large-scale invasion of the country on Feb. 24. (Anastasia Vlasova/Getty Images/TNS)

  • People rest in a special room for refugees at a railway station in Lviv, western Ukraine, on March 21, 2022, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Yuriy Dyachyshyn/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

  • A man stands looking at the burning and destroyed Retroville shopping mall after a Russian attack on the northwest of the capital Kyiv, Ukraine, on March 21, 2022. At least six people were killed in the overnight bombing of a shopping center in the Ukrainian capital, an AFP journalist said, with rescuers combing the wreckage for other victims. (Aris Messinis/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

  • A woman measures a window before covering it with plastic sheets in a building damaged by a bombing the previous day in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday. As Russia intensified its effort to pound Mariupol into submission, its ground offensive in other parts of Ukraine has become bogged down. Western officials and analysts say the conflict is turning into a grinding war of attrition, with Russia bombarding cities. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

  • People carry wooden boards to cover the windows of a building damaged by a bombing the previous day in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monda. As Russia intensified its effort to pound Mariupol into submission, its ground offensive in other parts of Ukraine has become bogged down. Western officials and analysts say the conflict is turning into a grinding war of attrition, with Russia bombarding cities.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

LVIV, Ukraine — International outrage mounted Monday over medieval scenes of suffering in Mariupol, a strategic southern port city that has defied demands for surrender despite a ferocious Russian siege that Ukrainian officials say has trapped thousands of civilians and left corpses lying in the streets.