War in Ukraine: Kremlin: Putin visits Ukrainian port city of Mariupol
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Kremlin: Putin visited Ukrainian port city of Mariupol
The Kremlin reports on a “working visit” by Putin to the occupied city of Mariupol. The Russian President is said to have informed himself there about the reconstruction work and spoken to residents.
For the first time since the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine began, Kremlin chief Wladimir Putin visited the occupied territories of the neighboring country. As the Kremlin announced, Putin had paid a “working visit” to the port city of Mariupol on the Azov Sea, which had been destroyed in heavy fighting.
After his arrival in a helicopter, he informed himself about the situation during a tour and also talked to residents of the city, the state agency Tass reported. of Russia Deputy Prime Minister Marat Chusnullin informed Putin about the status of the reconstruction work.
On Saturday afternoon, Putin visited the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, which was annexed in 2014. State television broadcast images of the Kremlin chief opening an art school for children in Sevastopol.
Russia had the war of aggression against the Ukraine started on February 24 of the previous year. Mariupol was besieged by Russian troops and only came under full Russian military control on May 20. The city was largely destroyed during the fighting.