According to Russian media, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the occupied Ukrainian city of Mariupol on Sunday.
According to state news agency TASS, Putin flew to Mariupol by helicopter. Then he would have driven to different districts in the city by car. Putin is said to have spoken to residents.
The southern Ukrainian port city was the hotbed of the war in the first months after the invasion and was severely shelled. The Russians took control of the city in May.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky promised to recapture the city in his daily video message last Thursday.
Putin visited Crimea on Saturday. It was exactly nine years ago this weekend that Russia annexed the peninsula in southern Ukraine.
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