ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION
Safe to assume that most of the world heard about the heroic story of Mariupol defence, that lasted from 24th of February to 20st of May 2022. Protectors of the city — Azov regiment, marines, border guard service, national guard, police, security service, territorial defense & other forces did the impossible, protecting the city from the overwhelming enemy army. After receiving an order from the country's highest command to prioritize the lives of the remaining troops, defenders of Mariupol ended up on the enemy-occupied territory where to this day, they are waiting for prisoners of war exchange.
To expedite the processes of getting the soldiers back home, the families of Mariupol defenders united as a single team forming the Association of «Azovstal» defenders' families. The official activity of the organization started on June 1st, 2022.
Association of «Azovstal» defenders' families was formed by relatives and friends of the warriors from various units defending Mariupol. We are a big team, united by a common goal – release of the captive warriors, that’s what we’re working towards. Let us introduce you to our representatives:
wife of Denys Prokopenko, «Redis», Commander of «Azov» Regiment
sister of Serhiy Volynsky, «Volyna», Commander of the 36th Separate Marine Brigade named after Rear Admiral Mykhailo Belinsky
daughter of Andrii R., Second Rank Marine Defense Captain of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine
wife of Oleksandr Y., Serviceman of the Donetsk Border Dispatch
wife of Mykola T., Soldier of the National Guard of Ukraine, military unit 3057
My relative is gone missing in action, was captured or killed in action, what do I do? — Find the answer in our Roadmap
Coordination headquarters dealing with prisoners of war treatment shared materials that explain how to act in case your relative, while part of Armed Forces of Ukraine (Territorial Defence included), other defense units (Defender title to be used going forward), went missing, was captured or killed in action.
Roadmap is interactive, links inside are clickable. Document is up to date as of June 21st. No changes in the algorithm of actions were made since then yet. Next, in case of changes and additions, roadmap will be updated, we’ll keep you posted.