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Hi, this is Michelle. Today, we’re hearing the story of a commander in the Ukrainian army who spent months holed up in the Azovstal steel plant in the face of repeated Russian attacks.

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Michelle Langrand


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Relatives of the Ukrainian prisoners of war hold their photos as they attend a rally calling for their release from Russian captivity, at Independence Square, in Kyiv, Ukraine, 1 October 2022.(Credit: Keystone/EPA/ROMAN PILIPEY

⛓️‘We took refuge in the Azovstal plant to spare the population of Mariupol’. A commander of the Azov regiment was in Geneva this week along with the relatives of fighters taken prisoners by Russian forces to call for their release before the UN Human Rights Council. Tsisaruk Serhiy Yuriyovych was deputy commander when he was hit by shrapnel in mid-March at the beginning of the siege of Mariupol. He was evacuated to a hospital in the port city, and when it was bombed he was taken to a makeshift clinic under Azovstal, he says. While Yuriyovych managed to be evacuated to Ukraine-controlled territory, many of his fellow soldiers were captured and remain so to this day.

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