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Phoney War

8 years ago

Ukraine: A phoney war in strategic Mariupol

FRANCE 24 English
FRANCE 24 English
Mariupol is a strategic port on the Sea of Azov in eastern Ukraine. It is one of the last major eastern cities still controlled by Kiev, but it remains under constant threat from pro-Russian separatists.
Since the Minsk agreement in February, the ceasefire has not been fully respected and people are still being killed. Ukrainian soldiers and pro-Russia separatists are stuck in  stalemate.
Mariupol’s residents are trying to live normal lives, just a few kilometres from the front line of the ongoing conflict. But they remain permanently on alert.
Our international affairs editor Robert Parsons went back to Mariupol to bring you an up-close look at how ordinary people are trying to cope.

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