"The active phase of the anti-terroristoperation (ATO) was initiated in the central part of the city todayat 04.30 am. The traffic in the center of Mariupol is currentlylimited. Citizens of Mariupol are urged to remain calm and not tovisit specified territory. Citizens living near the operation siteare strongly advised to stay at their homes," the local authoritieswarn.
It is also reported that all medicalinstitutions of the city are operates as usual. Hospitals havereceived two people with light and medium injuries as at 09.50am.
The operation of clearing the area fortified by the terrorists whoare led by the criminal boss nicknamed Chechen continues inMariupol. The Interior Minister Arsen Avakov previously reportedthis information. The ATO forces destroyed 3 APVs, 2 truck carrying militants and weapons, 2vehicles with installed heavy machine guns, the InformationResistance Group states.