In response, Ukraine estimated that the delivery of metal to Russia from Mariupol, a city whose capture gave Moscow a land connection between mainland Russia and the Crimean peninsula, was tantamount to a robbery.
“Today, 2,500 tons of rolled sheet metal rolls left the port of Mariupol. The ship is heading for Rostov-on-Don, “the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin, wrote on his Telegram messaging account, Agerpres reports.
Russia took full control of the city of Mariupol earlier this month, when more than 2,400 Ukrainian fighters surrendered at the Azovstal plant. Last week, Russia announced that it had completed the demolition operation of the port of Mariupol so that it was reopened to commercial vessels.
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