Russian armed forces and Donbass militias are advancing with the special operation in Ukraine.
Mariupol, a coastal city in the breakaway DPR with a population of 450,000, came under the control of Russian forces in April, with the remainder of Azov militants holed up in a local steel plant Azovstal.
More than a million people have been evacuated from Ukraine and Donbass to Russia since the beginning of the special operation.
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