Europe With Ukraine cease-fire at stake, eyes turn to Mariupol

Kiev claims the Ukrainian port is next on the list of targets for Russia-backed rebels, who argue they have no plans to attack the city. Mariupol's fate could determine whether the country's tenuous cease-fire holds.

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Mariupol, a grimy steel center and strategic port of 500,000, is not the sort of place that generally demands worldwide attention.