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Ukraine: Poroshenko pays respects at Mariupol memorial01:12

Ukraine: Poroshenko pays respects at Mariupol memorial

Ukraine, Mariupol
June 11, 2015 at 16:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko laid flowers at a memorial to the memory of citizens of Mauripol who were killed in shelling on January 24 this year, during a visit to the Black Sea city, Thursday. Poroshenko praised the people of Mariupol “for demonstrating that Mariupol is a part of Ukraine, even when it was occupied.”

The memorial honours the 30 people who were killed and the 90 that were injured, when the city suffered a grad rocket attack.

The visit is part of the president’s tour of the country’s war stricken eastern region. Earlier in the day he visited the newly installed defence facilities, including trenches, which have been built around Mariupol. The defences consist of a series of interlocking trenches, connecting communication and control centres. The estimated cost of the fortifications stands at €42m ($47.2 million).

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko laid flowers at a memorial to the memory of citizens of Mauripol who were killed in shelling on January 24 this year, during a visit to the Black Sea city, Thursday. Poroshenko praised the people of Mariupol “for demonstrating that Mariupol is a part of Ukraine, even when it was occupied.”

The memorial honours the 30 people who were killed and the 90 that were injured, when the city suffered a grad rocket attack.

The visit is part of the president’s tour of the country’s war stricken eastern region. Earlier in the day he visited the newly installed defence facilities, including trenches, which have been built around Mariupol. The defences consist of a series of interlocking trenches, connecting communication and control centres. The estimated cost of the fortifications stands at €42m ($47.2 million).

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