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KYIV, Ukraine — Russian President Vladimir Putin has visited the port metropolis of Mariupol, Russian state information companies reported on Sunday morning, in what would mark his first journey to Ukrainian territory that Moscow illegally annexed in September.

Mariupol grew to become a worldwide image of defiance after outgunned and outmanned Ukrainian forces held out in a metal mill there for almost three months earlier than Moscow lastly took management of it in Might.