Mariupol


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Mariupol

(mär'ēo͞o`pəl), formerly

Zhdanov

(zhdän`əf), city (1989 pop. 520,000), SE Ukraine, on the Sea of Azov and at the mouth of the Kalmius River. A seaport and railroad terminus, Mariupol is also an iron and steel center with machine plants, chemical works, and shipyards. Coal, salt, and grain are the chief exports. Founded in 1779 by Crimean Greeks, Mariupol is on the site of an ancient Slavic settlement. It was called Zhdanov from 1948 to 1992. In 2014–15 the city was the scene of conflict during the pro-Russian uprising against the Ukrainian government.

Mariupol

a port in SE Ukraine, on an estuary leading to the Sea of Azov. Pop.: 485 000 (2005 est.)
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In 1998, at the time of the ELSPAC assessment at 3 years of age, the parents of 884 children from Mariupol and 637 children from Kiev completed survey questionnaires.
Collective burial-vaults comprising several dozen or even in excess of 100 graves have been found at sites such as Mariupol and Dereivka.
Ukrainian wagon manufacturers growing importance on the CIS market makes them attractive takeover targets for Russian players - the main candidates are Azovmash (Azovzahalmash and Mariupol Heavy Machinery) and Dniprovahonmash.
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Control of Mariupol could help the rebels form a corridor to the Crimea peninsula, which Russia annexed from Ukraine last year.
Petro Mekhed, the deputy defence minister of Ukraine, said the rebels seemed determined to "raise their flag" over Mariupol and Debaltseve before the ceasefire started.
David Mondshine of Chabad's Federation of Jewish Communities (FJC) in the former Soviet Union, which is funded by The Fellowship, added that "The general ambiance in Mariupol in Ukraine is of fear, especially when people thought the situation ended and now it began once again.
It unites factories in the Ukrainian cities of Kiev, Vinnytsia, Mariupol and Kremenchuk, the Klaipeda confectionery plant in Lithuania, Hungarian facility Bonbonetti Choco Kft, Lipetsk Confectionery Company's two Russian production sites and Ukraine's Bershadmoloko butter-milk plant.
MARIUPOL (TAP) - Firefighting has been reported near Donetsk airport while shelling is being heard in the city of Mariupol where one civilian was killed early Sunday just two days after a cease-fire was signed, local officials said.
Flashes and explosions were seen in the coastal city of Mariupol, smashing hopes of a breakthrough in talks with Russia.
Shelling resumed near the port of Mariupol on the Sea of Azov late on Saturday night, just hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko had agreed in a phone call that the truce was holding.
KIEV, Ukraine -- Witnesses in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol reported sustained explosions outside the city and a volunteer battalion of Ukrainian fighters says Grad rockets were fired at its positions late Saturday, little more than a day after Ukraine and Russian-backed separatist rebels signed a cease-fire following more than four months of fighting in the country's east.