KIEV, June 13 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)