The head of the Russian Federation, said to be driving a car, stopped, traveled to several districts of the city and talked with local residents. Photo and video evidence have not yet been published.
Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly visited the occupied Mariupol. On Sunday, March 19, TASS was informed in connection with the press service of the Kremlin.
It was noted that Putin flew to Mariupol by helicopter, and then driving a car, stopped, traveled through several districts of the city. In the Nevsky microdistrict, Putin reportedly spoke with townspeople.
“The head of state also inspected the coast of Mariupol in the area of the yacht club, the theater building, memorable places of the city,” the message said.
It was also reported that during the trip, Putin was accompanied by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin, who reported to the president on construction work in the captured city and its surroundings.
However, so far, the Kremlin has not released any photos or videos confirming Putin’s trip to Mariupol.
Recall that on Saturday Putin arrived in the occupied Crimea. He timed his trip to coincide with the ninth anniversary of the illegal pseudo-referendum on the territory of the Ukrainian peninsula.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reacted to Putin’s visit, recalling that he is wanted by international justice for committing crimes.
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