Film “Mariupol Fortress. Last Day at Azovstal” by Dmytro Kozatsky, an Azov Regiment fighter, the regiment's press secretary who spent 84 days at the steelworks next to his comrades, has been released.
The film was posted on the Telegram channel of Petro Andriushchenko, adviser to Mariupol mayor.
The film, which Orest (Dmytro Kozatsky) made the day before his captivity, shows the steelworks from the inside. The Russians destroyed the Azovstal, dropping bombs from the sky, constantly firing artillery from the ground, and launching missiles from the sea. Twisted metal rods, rails, various broken production structures, and the open sky visible in the holes of the bombed industrial building.
"The last day at Azovstal. The video was edited by BABYLON’13 based on materials provided by the Mariupol Garrison. We are all indebted to our Defenders of Mariupol. There are no words to describe their feat and heroism," reads the caption below.
As reported, Ukrainian service members defended Mariupol for more than 80 days. On May 16, the evacuation of Ukrainian defenders from the Azovstal steelworks, blocked by Russian invaders, began. More than 50 seriously wounded soldiers were evacuated to a facility in Novoazovsk for medical treatment. More than 200 people were taken to Olenivka through the humanitarian corridor. An exchange procedure will be carried out to return them home.
Photo: Dmytro Kozatsky (call sign Orest), Azovstal