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externalUK intelligence: Russia blockades Azovstal plant in Mariupol to contain Ukraine resistance.

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April 22, 2022 9:58 amby The Kyiv Independent news desk

According to the latest British Defense Ministry intelligence update, Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to blockade the Azovstal steel plant likely indicates a desire to contain resistance in Mariupol. “A full ground assault by Russia on the plant would likely incur significant Russian casualties, further decreasing their overall combat effectiveness,” the ministry said.

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