Putin defies arrest warrant for war crimes and visits Mariupol

Vladimir Putin's first visit to Mariupol, occupied Ukraine, late on 18 March 2023

The Russian President visited the city today (Picture: ZvezdaNews/e2w)

Russian President Vladimir Putin has visited Ukrainian occupied city Mariupol on his first trip since a warrant for his arrest was issued.

Russian state news agencies reported today that he was in the city which became a worldwide symbol of defiance after outgunned and outmanned Ukrainian forces held out in a steel mill there for nearly three months before Moscow finally took control of it in May.

Yesterday Putin travelled to Crimea, a short distance south-west of Mariupol, to mark the ninth anniversary of the Black Sea peninsula’s annexation from Ukraine.

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Source:: Metro


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