Interfax: DPR Defense Ministry denies preparing Mariupol offensive

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KHARTSYZSK. Feb 24 (Interfax) – Eduard Basurin of the Defense Ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has denied claims that militia forces are preparing an offensive on Mariupol. “We have no new hardware in the Mariupol area. No offensive is being planned,” Basurin told reporters on Tuesday.  

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