The wives of Azovstal defenders gave a press conference

The wives of the defenders of Azovstal gave a press conference

The wives of Ukrainian servicemen encircled at Azovstal in Mariupol held an online press conference . They thanked the winners of Eurovision 2022, the Ukrainian group Kalush Orchestra, for calling from the stage in Turin to save the defenders of Azovstal, as well as other stars who had previously drawn attention to the problem of the plant blocked by Russian forces: Yulia Sanina, Andrey Khlyvnyuk, Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, Tina Karol.

– His (soloist of the Kalush Orchestra Oleg Psyuk, – Auth.) statement attracted the attention of the world. Grateful for the courage that he was not afraid to say it. After that, many people followed the hashtag #SaveAzovstal, more and more people learn about Mariupol. We are very grateful for the courage. We are grateful to everyone who makes such statements,” said one of the wives.

The girls said that the Ukrainian servicemen are pessimistic. They do not believe in negotiations and rarely come to the surface to find water. There are more and more wounded at Azovstal, the defenders have little medicine, the limbs of the lightly wounded are amputated without anesthesia. Some of the food that the soldiers shared with the civilians before they were evacuated is under the rubble. The evacuation of civilians from Azovstal was led by the commander of Azov, Denis Prokopenko, since the Russians were no longer allowed to enter the plant.

Commenting on the meeting with Pope Francis, which took place on May 11, the wives of the defenders of Azovstal said that he is deep in the topic.

Azovstal defenders gave a press conference a week ago, on May 8th. Now the relatives of the fighters of the Azov regiment went to Turkey to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

On May 12, Deputy Prime Minister – Minister for the Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Irina Vereshchuk said that Ukraine was negotiating the exchange of 38 seriously wounded soldiers from Azovstal.

Wives of Azovstal defenders ; held a press conference

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