Pro-Russian troops in the besieged city of Mariupol [Photos]

As Kremlin forces continue to blockade the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, images are emerging of pro-Russian troops in the besieged port city.

More than 20,000 civilians have reportedly died in Mariupol, which has faced the brunt of Russian aggression since the beginning of the war, and thousands have been forced to flee.

Ukrainian fighters have fought off Russian troops there for almost two months, but are now heavily outnumbered around their final stronghold, the Azovstal steelworks.

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