Russia says forces clear most of Mariupol

By Pavel Polityuk
Updated April 17 2022 - 8:46am, first published 8:43am
Mariupol has been besieged by Russian troops in eastern Ukraine for more than six weeks.
Mariupol has been besieged by Russian troops in eastern Ukraine for more than six weeks.

Russian missile strikes have hit Ukraine's capital Kyiv and other cities, as Moscow says its troops had cleared the urban area of Mariupol and only a small contingent of Ukrainian fighters remain inside a steelworks in the besieged southern port.

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