December 4, 2023

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Ukraine: Seal Off Last Mariupol Fighters,Putin Tells Forces

  1. Vladimir Putin orders his troops not to storm the Azovstal steel plant, where the last group of Ukrainian fighters in Mariupol is holding out. Instead, the president tells them to seal it up so even a “fly” cannot escape, and says Russia has control of the strategic port city.Some civilians trapped for weeks in the wider south-eastern city have been able to leave, but far fewer than hoped. In the east of Ukraine, where fighting continues along a 300-mile front, Russia has not had any major breakthroughs, a think-tank says Moscow secured “minor gains”, including parts of some frontline towns, Institute for the Study of War analysis shows