Author: Associated Press | ELENA BECATOROS, OLEKSANDR STASHEVSKYI and CIARAN McQUILLAN

Russia claims to have taken full control of Mariupol

POKROVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia claimed to have captured Mariupol on Friday in what would be its biggest victory yet in its war with Ukraine, following a nearly three-month siege that reduced much of the strategic port city to a smoking ruin, with more than 20,000 civilians feared dead. There was no immediate confirmation from…