Russia aims to capitalize on controlling the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol

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British military experts say with Mario pole in Ukraine largely under Russia's control Moscow's now likely to redeploy troop numbers The defense ministry says now with the number of defenders left hold up in the marijuana steel factory dwindling Russian commanders were becoming under increasing pressure to reallocate troops to bolster their offensive in eastern Ukraine Moscow says more than 1700 defenders at the steel plant have surrendered since Monday the likely final stage in the nearly three month siege of the now pulverized port city in mariupol an unknown number of defenders remain in the plant which is the last bastion of Ukrainian resistance in the city I'm Charles De

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