Mariupol has not yet come under the control of the Russian occupiers. Ukrainian fighters prevented the complete capture of the city. Azovstal metallurgical plant helps the last Ukrainian fighters to hold the defense and not allow Mariupol to be called a city of Russia. However, the Russian government is already making plans for this city.
On May 17, the occupiers held a meeting with the occupation administration and Dmytro Sablyn, a deputy of the lower house of the Russian parliament. It should be noted that Dmytro Sablyn has been the curator of the occupation since 2014. Representatives of militants from Chechnya were also present at the meeting. The meeting was attended by Adam Delikhanov and Akhmed Dolgaev. They are part of the political power of Chechnya.
After the meeting, an informant close to the occupation authorities informed the Ukrainian side of the outcome. Russian war criminals want to completely subdue the city and give control to Kadyrov’s people.
"The Kadyrov people behaved as hosts. The schedule of the meeting itself rather resembled the assessment and inventory of the rest. They discussed plans to restore Mariupol," said the mayor’s adviser of Mariupol Petro Andriushchenko.
It is worth noting that on May 18, the British intelligence reported the name of the field commander Mariupol from Russia. The cousin of the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov, Adam Delekhanov, took the position of the field commander.
The British also speculate that Russia’s decision is linked to the occupation’s small military reserves. It is reported that Kadyrov can observe the situation in Mariupol himself.