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Russia says it controls Mariupol but Ukrainian troops are holding back at the steel mill

Kyiv, Ukraine — Russia on Thursday said it had taken control of Mariupol, presenting it as one of its first victories in the conflict after weeks of setbacks, although Ukrainian forces were still deadlocked at a huge steel plant in the city and said they were continue to do so would launch attacks on Russian positions.

Secretary of Defense Sergei Shoigu Speaking at a meeting in the Kremlin with President Vladimir Putin, Russian troops had the strategic port city under control and that the Azovstal plant to the south, where Ukrainian forces were holed up, had been blocked.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/russia-says-it-controls-mariupol-but-ukrainian-troops-hold-out-in-steel-plant-11650541039 Russia says it controls Mariupol but Ukrainian troops are holding back at the steel mill

Ethan Gach

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