Mariupol Defenders in russian captivity: testimonies of their loved ones

Many defenders of Mariupol still remain in Russian captivity, and their relatives have no information about their whereabouts, the conditions they are being held in and their physical and psychological state. The organizations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross have failed to ensure the proper procedure and the conditions POWs should be provided with.

While Ukraine is doing everything possible to release all imprisoned heroes, and exchanges regularly happen, this process is still too slow, as the winter conditions pose even more challenges for the Ukrainian POWs. With systematic use of torture by the Russians, according to many reports of released prisoners, the relatives and loved ones of the captured grow desperate with waiting.

UCMC shares testimonies of the four women that are doing everything possible to learn anything about their partners imprisoned by Russia and address all parties that may be able to speed the release of their loved ones.

UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media Center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”. We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.

If you want to support Ukraine against Russian aggression, check the link with recommendations by Ukraine Crisis Media Center –

NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians –

How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:

👉🏻 Come back alive – (works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc); 

👉🏻 CO Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation – (purchases supplies for Ukrainian army, such as armor, ammunition, first-aid kits, cars and ATV, humanitarian aid for civilians, and food for animals);

👉🏻 UNITED 24 – (was launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs)

👉🏻 Army SOS – (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);

👉🏻 Vostok SOS – (raising funds for various needs of the army);

👉🏻 Phoenix Wings – (the appropriate equipment & uniform, personal non-lethal protection (vests, helmets), required treatment of the wounded soldiers, and repair of the buildings used by the army).