Kiev says it is bracing itself for a Russian-backed attack on the government-held port of Mariupol, on the Black Sea.
As Germany and France on Monday called for the implementation of the Minsk peace plan for Ukraine, urging both Moscow and Kiev to slove the conflict, the Ukrainian military and intelligence services announced they are are preparing for a possible Russian amphibious landing near Mariupol.
The Ukrainian defence ministry announced that "the 9th Separate Motorized Rifle Regimen...
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