Russian forces have demanded full control of the important port city of Mariupol in Ukraine’s Donbass. Defense Minister Sergei Soygu confirmed the information to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday (April 21st). This information has been confirmed in a report of the news agency Taser.
Meanwhile, Putin has expressed great excitement over the news of the capture of Mariupol. He says the city of Mariupol has been “liberated” from Ukrainian forces. Russia has also taken over the region’s largest azovostal steel plant.