25 September 2022,   09:30
Relatives of Azovstal defenders to urge world to help release Ukrainian servicemen

Relatives of the defenders of Mariupol and Azovstal, who are in Russian captivity, will hold actions in the cities of Ukraine and the world on Friday evening calling on international organizations to help release Ukrainian servicemen.

“After the events of July 29 in Olenivka, after Russia has recognized Azov as a terrorist organization and wants to bring to justice our servicemen who defended the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine, we go to the action and hold it not only in Lviv. Such actions are held in the cities of Ukraine and the world in order to raise the world community, world leaders in support of Ukraine as much as possible”, - Iryna Novosiadlo, mother of a serviceman of the Azov regiment, said at a briefing in Lviv.

According to her, the world should join forces and help Ukraine in its fight against Russia, the release and return of prisoners of war home.

“Russia does not comply with any international norms, but at the same time, it sits at the same table with the civilized world, so we appeal and will continue to appeal until each of our servicemen returns home. We will scream, we will turn to the world for help. I am sure that world leaders, international organizations, not only the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross, have some leverage to influence Russia so that it adheres to the norms of international humanitarian law”, - said Novosiadlo.

She also said the families of prisoners of war still do not know anything about their health, about the conditions of detention, where exactly they are.