Video footage of Putin's communication with Mariupol residents published
TV channels "Russia 24" and "Zvezda" published video of President Vladimir Putin talking to Mariupol residents in the new Nevsky microdistrict during his trip to the city.
An elderly man in the video tells the president that he has seen him on TV many times, to which Vladimir Putin replied: “We must start getting to know each other better.” “I was left without anything, now they gave me an apartment,” the man said.
The President asked if Mariupol residents liked the new apartments. “This is a little piece of heaven we have here. We didn’t even believe that we would get it this year,” one of the women said.
The Nevsky microdistrict is located in the west of Mariupol, where intense fighting took place. It includes several new five-story buildings.
Early this morning, March 19, the Kremlin informed about Vladimir Putin's trip to Mariupol. According to the press service, the president arrived in the city by helicopter, he traveled around several districts driving a car. This is his first trip to Donbass.