Moscow, Russia (CNN) – The Kremlin announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin made a “working visit” to the Mariupol region, which is located in the Donbass region of Ukraine and has been under Russian control since May 2022.
According to the official Russian news agency RIA Novosti, Putin was transferred to Mariupol by helicopter and stopped in a car to inspect the surroundings of the city, noting that he stopped and spoke to the city’s residents in the Nevsky district.
The Russian agency also pointed out that Putin examined the coast of Mariupol, including the yacht club and the theater building, noting that the Russian president was invited to the home of a resident of Nevsky.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khosnullin spoke in detail to the Russian president, informing him about “the ongoing construction and restoration work in the city,” according to RIA news agency.
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