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externalZelensky: 'Mariupol is the heart of this war. If it stops beating, our positions will be weaker.'

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April 10, 2022 3:23 pmby The Kyiv Independent news desk

President Volodymyr Zelensky told the Associated Press that the defenders of Mariupol are distracting “a big part of the enemy forces,” and the direction of the upcoming fight for the Donbas and the negotiations with Russia will depend on the results of the battle in the besieged city.

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