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CGTN published this video item, entitled “Aerial images show Mariupol after Ukrainian evacuation” – below is their description.
Aerial footage shows Mariupol’s damaged residential buildings with the Azovstal steel plant in the background. Ukraine ordered its garrison to stand down and then confirmed more than 250 fighters left the plant on Tuesday. Russia said on Wednesday that an additional 694 fighters had surrendered, bringing the total to 959.
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This story is an English language news item from CGTN. CGTN is a Chinese state-funded broadcaster.
Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country located in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It extends from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, and from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea in the south.
Russia spans more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area, stretching eleven time zones, and bordering 16 sovereign nations. Moscow is the country’s capital.
The Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991 and since 1993 Russia been governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. Russia is a major great power, with the world’s second-most powerful military, and the fourth-highest military expenditure. As a recognised nuclear-weapon state, the country possesses the world’s largest stockpile of nuclear weapons.
Ukraine is a large country in Eastern Europe known for its Orthodox churches, Black Sea coastline and forested mountains. Its capital, Kiev, features the gold-domed St. Sophia’s Cathedral, with 11th-century mosaics and frescoes. Overlooking the Dnieper River is the Kiev Pechersk Lavra monastery complex, a Christian pilgrimage site housing Scythian tomb relics and catacombs containing mummified Orthodox monks.