In besieged Mariupol – where Ukrainian forces have been outnumbered, outnumbered and surrounded by Russian forces – the eastern city has become a rediscovery of one of Europe’s largest metallurgical plants.
The Azovstal iron and steel works are located in an industrial area of over 11 km (4.25 sq mi). It is organized by the country’s leading metallurgical conglomerate, Metinvest, and controlled by Ukraine’s richest man; billionaire Rinat Akhmetov,
The factory is “a huge place” in which the Russians “just can’t find” the Ukrainian armies, Ole Zhdanov – A military analyst based in Kyiv – told Reuters.
so they [the Russians] Started talking about trying a chemical attack, it’s the only way to smoke them.
Ukraine has said it is investigating unverified information that Russia may have used chemical weapons in Mariupol. Russia-backed separatists have denied using them.
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