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22 May
For weeks, thousands of civilians were stuck in Ukraine's port city of Mariupol. Official efforts to evacuate them kept running into obstacles. DW's Mathias Bölinger spoke to one volunteer who risked his life to rescue those trapped in the city.
19 May
Two months of nonstop bombardments, without medicine or enough food: A civilian spoke with DW about her rescue from a bunker in the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol.
26 Apr
President Volodymyr Zelensky's top aid, Igor Zhovka, spoke to FRANCE 24 from the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. The deputy head of the presidential office assessed the situation on the two main front lines of the country, in Donbas and Mariupol, the latter of which he said was a city almost wiped out by Russian shelling but which he said will "never surrender". Zhovka hailed the reelection of President Emmanuel Macron but said he also expects more from France, including a more consistent supply of heavy weaponry.
23 Apr
Russia has claimed control of the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, but President Volodymyr Zelensky says as many as 120,000 civilians remain trapped there, including hundreds in bunkers below the Azovstal steelworks. Is this the shape of things to come in other cities in the Donbas region now targeted by Russia? We put the question to our panel.
23 Apr
Russia has claimed control of the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, but President Volodymyr Zelensky says as many as 120,000 civilians remain trapped there, including hundreds in bunkers below the Azovstal steelworks. Is this the shape of things to come in other cities in the Donbas region now targeted by Russia? We put the question to our panel.
13 Apr
There are calls from the US and Britain for an investigation after Ukrainian soldiers of the Azov regiment were reportedly injured by a "poisonous substance" during a Russian attack on the port city of Mariupol. No evidence has yet been gathered. The UK foreign secretary says it would be "a callous escalation" of the war. The Pentagon says it's "deeply concerning". Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky has already expressed his fears that Russia could deploy chemical weapons in his country.
13 Apr
There are calls from the US and Britain for an investigation after Ukrainian soldiers of the Azov regiment were reportedly injured by a "poisonous substance" during a Russian attack on the port city of Mariupol. No evidence has yet been gathered. The UK foreign secretary says it would be "a callous escalation" of the war. The Pentagon says it's "deeply concerning". Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky has already expressed his fears that Russia could deploy chemical weapons in his country.
12 Apr
The city of Mariupol has been subjected to constant Russian bombardment since the beginning of the war. DW correspondent Rebecca Ritters met one doctor who spent 25 days and nights helping the injured in the city until she, too, took the chance to flee.
10 Apr
A recent video released by a Russian government-linked account interviews Marianna Vishegirskaya, a victim of the March 9 Russian air strike on a maternity hospital in Mariupol. The Kremlin falsely claims that this woman, a beauty blogger from Mariupol, was an actress who faked the photos of the attack in eastern Ukraine. We take a closer look in this edition of Truth or Fake.
27 Mar
The besieged city of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine had over 400,000 inhabitants before the war. Many are still there and making do with little food and water. Those who can are leaving, but even this is dangerous.
20 Mar
Officials said the theater's bomb shelter, where hundreds of civilians had been hiding when an airstrike hit, withstood the attack. Survivors are believed to be trapped underneath.
17 Mar
What have the residents of the besieged city of Mariupol been going through, and why is capturing this city so important to Russian President Vladimir Putin? DW explains.

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