Vladimir Putin visits captured Ukrainian city for first time since invading

Posted on AllSides March 19th, 2023
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Associated Press

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited a captured Ukrainian city on Sunday for the first time since invading the country last year.

Putin made an unannounced trip to the coastal city of Mariupol, a city Russian forces reduced to near ruins with artillery fire earlier in the invasion. Footage shows Putin driving around the city at night while Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin explains the efforts Russian forces are taking to rebuild the city.

Putin's regime has touted the rebuilding efforts in Mariupol as evidence of its claim to be liberating...

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