Russian President Vladimir Putin visited occupied Mariupol, Russian state media reported. The Ukrainian metropolis is positioned within the Donetsk area which has been occupied by Moscow forces since Could 2022.
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“Putin flew to Mariupol by helicopter, then driving a automotive drove round a number of districts of the town and making stops. Within the Nevsky microdistrict, Putin spoke with the townspeople. He additionally examined the shoreline of Mariupol”, Kremlin was quoted by TASS as saying.
Vladimir Putin additionally met with the highest command of his army operation in Ukraine, state media additional reported, as per information company Reuters. The Russian chief met with Chief of the Common Workers Valery Gerasimov who’s answerable for Russia’s invasion in Ukraine.
The assembly happened on the Rostov-on-Don command submit in southern Russia, TASS information company reported as per Reuters.
The Mariupol go to comes only a day after Vladimir Putin was in Crimea to mark the ninth anniversary of the peninsula’s annexation, marking his first go to to the peninsula since Ukraine invasion. It was additionally his first public look after the Worldwide Legal Court docket issued an arrest warrant for him over alleged warfare crimes in Ukraine.