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19 Mar 2022

Ukraine Russia conflict: Soldiers street fighting in Mariupol

On day 24, Vladimir Putin’s Russian forces reached the centre of the southern city of Mariupol. Street fighting between Russia and Ukraine’s soldiers has begun.

The strategic port has not fully fallen, but its mayor has said Ukrainian troops are now fighting Russian tanks and troops in the heart of the city.

And in another escalation Russia claimed it used a hypersonic missile system for the first time in an attack in the west of the country.

Meanwhile President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has called for immediate peace talks.