Crocodile Gennadiy's project is to "rescue" children from the streets of Mariupol
, children addicted to drugs.
In the direction of Donetsk and Mariupol
, the enemy actively used heavy weapons, including non-rocket and rocket artillery," Lysenko told a media briefing.
Regional police in Mariupol
, a port city on the Sea of Azov, said at least one man and a young woman were killed when rebels shelled the town of Sartan, about 20 km (12 miles) away on Sunday.
Recently, the Ukrainians alleged that the Russians have been helping reinforce Novoazovsk, which lies on the route to Mariupol
The Kiev government's biggest fear is of a rebel assault on Mariupol
, a port of 500,000 people and by far the biggest government-held city in the two rebellious eastern provinces.
A Ukrainian officer said there was also fighting near Mariupol
, a port city.
The separatists were reportedly also using tanks to attack the southern city of Mariupol
Sergey Lavrov told journalists that rocket shelling on Saturday in the city of Mariupol
, which left at least 30 people dead, was a tragedy that was being manipulated to "whip up anti-Russian hysteria" in the West.
Their opponents have since pressed forward and gained ground, advancing in the direction of the port city of Mariupol
in the south of the Donetsk region.
United Nations SecretaryGeneral Ban Kimoon has strongly condemned Saturday's rocket attack in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol
which reportedly killed dozens of civilians and left another one hundred injured.
The port city of Mariupol
- which lies on the Azov Sea and is between mainland Russia and the Russia-annexed Crimean Peninsula - was targeted.
KIEV, Ukraine -- Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools, homes and shops Saturday in Ukraine's southeastern city of Mariupol
, killing at least 30 people, authorities said.