Putin Claims Mariopul’s Fall

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Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed victory Thursday in the battle for Mariupol. Still approximately 2,000 Ukrainian fighters holed up at a giant steel mill. Putin ordered his troops not to storm the stronghold but to seal it off. After two months of bombardment, Russian forces appear to control the rest of the strategic southern city, including its vital port.