Ukrainian forces raise flag over port city - minister

KIEV, June 13 Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:53am EDT

KIEV, June 13 (Reuters) - Ukrainian forces regained control of the port of Mariupol on Friday, raising the national flag over the southeastern city's main administrative building, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said.

"At 10:34 a.m. (0734 GMT) the Ukrainian flag was raised over City Hall in Mariupol," he wrote on Facebook after Ukrainian forces attacked the city as part of a broader military operation to reclaim territory seized by pro-Russian separatists.

There was no immediate comment by the rebels on his remarks.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk, Editing by Timothy Heritage)