Donetsk, Apr 15 - DAN. Russia-led coalition has taken the Illich Iron & Steel Works in Mariupol under control, the spokesperson of Russia's Ministry of Defence Igor Konashenkov said.

"Russian forces and DPR People's Militia units have fully liberated the Illich Iron & Steel Works from Ukrainian nationalists as a result of an offensive action," he said.

Mariupol is the largest city on the coast of the Sea of   Azov, one of the key centres of metallurgy in Donbass and a major seaport. The battle for the city began on February 25. Currently, Mariupol has largely been liberated. *ot