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First ship leaves port of after liberation of Mariupol — Southern Military District

The ship was loaded with metal

MARIUPOL, May 31. /TASS/. A Slavutich-type ship left the port of Mariupol with a cargo of metal, Russia’s Southern Military District press office told TASS Tuesday. It has become the first ever ship to enter the port after the fighting in Mariupol ended.

"The ship has left the port," the press office said.

The ship, loaded with metal, exited the port, escorted by Black Sea Fleet artillery and anti-sabotage patrol boats, the press office said, adding that the ship will deliver its cargo to Rostov-on-Don.

The first ship entered the liberated port of Mariupol on May 27. Earlier, the port representative told TASS that the port is open and ready to accept ships.