Vladimir Putin Visit Mariupol: Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the occupied Mariupol on Sunday (March 19). Russian media gave this information. Mariupol has been occupied by Moscow’s army since May 2022. Putin flew to Mariupol by helicopter, then drove around several districts of the city to take stock of the situation.
Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke to the residents of the Nevsky microdistrict. He also examined the coast of Mariupol. During Putin’s visit, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusulin gave a detailed report on the reconstruction works in the city and its outskirts, including the construction of new residential districts, social and educational facilities, utility infrastructure and medical centers. included things related to.
Also met the top command of the military operation
According to the news agency Reuters, Putin also met the top command of his military operation in Ukraine. The Russian leader met with Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov, who is in charge of Russia’s offensive in Ukraine. The two met at the Rostov-on-Don command post in southern Russia.
According to the report of the Russian media agency, the visit to Mariupol was done just a day after Vladimir Putin went on a tour of Crimea. Putin was in Crimea to celebrate the ninth anniversary of the annexation of the peninsula. It was his first visit to the peninsula since Ukraine invaded Crimea.
Visits the apartment
Putin spoke to residents of the Nevsky district and visited an apartment at the invitation of a family living there. This was the first visit of the Russian President to Donbass. It was also his first public appearance after the International Criminal Court (ICC) recently issued an arrest warrant for alleged war crimes in Ukraine. This was Putin’s first visit since the Russian warplane collided with a US drone flying over the Black Sea before the arrest warrant.
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