The port of Mariupol, located on the Azov Sea in southeastern Ukraine, has been occupied by Russian forces since last May.
Russian President Vladimir Putin visited MariupolRussian state media reported on Sunday, marking the Kremlin chief’s first visit to the occupied Donbass since the start of the war. war in ukraine. The port of Mariupol, located on the Azov Sea in southeastern Ukraine, has been occupied by Russian forces since last May.
Vladimir Putin under arrest warrant
This trip comes the day after a surprise visit by Vladimir Putin to crimea on the occasion of the ninth anniversary of the annexation of the peninsula by Russia, while the Russian president is under an arrest warrant issued against him by the International Criminal Court (ICC). Vladimir Putin flew to Mariupol by helicopter, Russian news agencies reported, citing the Kremlin.
The Russian president then drove through various parts of the city, stopping several times and chatting with residents. Russian media also reported on Sunday that Vladimir Putin he had met with the commanders of the “special military operation” in Ukraine, including the chief of staff of the Russian army, Valery Gerasimov, who is leading the operation.
Source: L Independant