Screenshot Kyiv Post
The people of Mariupol are under threat from the ground — Russian-led forces are only around a dozen kilometers away, well within striking range of this city of 450,000 people some 640 kilometers southeast of Kyiv.
And there is a growing threat from the sea, as Russia tightens its control over the waters of the Azov Sea, effectively blockading the Ukrainian ports along the sea’s coast.
But the danger the city’s residents fear the most comes from the air. The 121-year-old Ilyich Iron and Steel Works Plant and the 85-year-old Azov Stal steel plant belch fumes from their chimneys day and night…
To read more visit the Kyiv Post.