Putin’s troops unlikely to get a warm welcome in once pro-Russian Mariupol
War and economic woes of Ukraine’s Russia-backed separatist areas have hardened feelings towards Moscow
16 January 2022 - 18:06
With Russia declaring diplomacy at a dead end, a suburb just kilometres from the front lines in Ukraine would be among the first to know should Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, invade. The people here would be less ambivalent about which side to pick than the last time they came under attack, seven years ago...