Ukraine Says Berdyansk Is Under Russian Control

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RIA Novosti reported on February 28 that Russian troops had taken control of the city of Berdyansk in the Zaporozhye region, Aleksey Arestovich, an adviser to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, said at a briefing.

According to reports, Major General Konashenkov of the Russian Ministry of Defense previously stated that in the past day, the Russian armed forces blocked the airports of Kherson and Berdyansk, Gnichesk and Chernobayevka. He added that Russian troops did not attack towns, but did everything possible to save civilian lives.