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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Omelyan said 18 vessels were awaiting entry into the Azov Sea, including four to Berdyansk and 14 to Mariupol. There is also a line of nine vessels to leave the Azov Sea and eight other vessels are standing by near the port berths.
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.
"Armed hostilities have risen significantly around Mariupol. The area of our positions being shelled has increased," Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said in a televised briefing, referring to the government-held industrial hub on the Azov Sea.
Recently, the Ukrainians alleged that the Russians have been helping reinforce Novoazovsk, which lies on the route to Mariupol. All sides should stick to the agreement and enforce them on their followers.
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.
At least 30 people, including two children, have been killed in shelling in the southeastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol. Another 102 people were injured, at least 75 of whom needed hospital treatment, and many suffered shrapnel injuries, Mariupol City Council said.
Carnage: truck blasted in the port city of Mariupol yesterday
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.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Defense Ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic called clear misinformation materials in Ukrainian media saying houses in Mariupol had been shelled by the militia.
Also shelling in the port city of Mariupol killed a woman and injured three people.