Putin on surprise visit to Mariupo

Russian state media report a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to the devastated Ukraine town of Mariupol on Saturday, his first to occupied Ukrainian territory. He arrived by hdelicopter and heard a Russian official explain how the city was being rebuilt. His visit came a year after a Russian airstrike destroyed Mariupol theater where at least 300 people sheltering there were killed or remain missing. This attack was one of the incidents that the War Crimes Court in the Hague deemed one of the war crimes for which Putin was this week held personally responsible.

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