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Ukrainian intelligence announced that Russia will celebrate Victory Day in Mariupol

Ukrainian intelligence announced that Russia will celebrate Victory Day in Mariupol, General Shoigu reiterated this - Photo 1.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu during a military parade marking the 76th anniversary of Russia’s victory over fascism in the Great Patriotic War on Red Square in Moscow, May 9, 2021. AFP photo

According to Pravda, Russian Defense Minister General Sergey Shoigu once again stated that the Russian military is in complete control of Mariupol and that the port city is beginning to return to “peaceful life”. The Russian general emphasized that Mariupol is the largest transport and industrial center in the Sea of ​​Azov.

Meanwhile, the General Intelligence Service of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine said that a senior Russian military official had arrived in Mariupol to prepare for a “parade” to celebrate Victory Day on May 9.

“Sergey Kirienko, first deputy chief of staff of the Russian presidential office in charge of internal affairs of the Russian Federation, has arrived in the city of Mariupol. It is known that Mr. Kiriyenko has recently been assigned responsibility for related matters. to ORDLO (Russian-controlled territories in Donetsk and Lugansk region)”, the statement of the Directorate General of Intelligence said, quoted by Pravda.

According to a statement by the General Intelligence Service of Ukraine, Kiriyenko’s main task is to prepare for the “celebration” on May 9. It is known that the Russians canceled their intention to hold “celebration” in the city of Donetsk, including the withdrawal of the “military” parade. Currently no preparations for Victory Day celebrations are being made in ORDLO.

According to Russia’s plans, Mariupol will now become the “celebration” venue. Finally, the central streets of the city were cleaned up in preparation for the May 9 celebration.

According to Ukrainian intelligence, the Russian media is preparing to broadcast stories about the welcome of the locals to the Russian army on Russian television. Veteran Russian host, journalist Vladimir Solovyov and head of the Donetsk region held by pro-Russian separatists Denis Pushylin visited Mariupol to prepare relevant documents. Currently Ukrainian soldiers and civilians are still entrenched in the bunker of the Azovstal steel factory. In recent days, the Russian army has resumed a series of attacks on the “fortress” of Azovstal.

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