In Mariupol, protesters took control of the City Council building, announced its dissolution and elected 75 “people’s” deputies, who have already started work. They also seized the building of the executive committee, after which they elected a new “people’s mayor” who will act as mayor until Dmitry Kuzmenko, elected “people’s mayor” and arrested by the Ukrainian authorities, is released. (first video)
By evening, a defensive barrier of barricades was erected around the building of the City Council. Residents of the city stood up for the protection of the state. administration.