The first months of the war in Ukraine had an indisputable symbol, the battle for the defense of Mariupol, where the heroes of the Ukrainian Armed Forces courageously resisted Russian brutality, delaying the capture of the city until the last available second. However, their sacrifice did not end with their surrender, those who were still inside the Azovstal plant were taken prisoner by the Russians and their suffering (and that of their families) continues to this day. The association was born precisely to help soldiers and families of Azovstal Azovstal Families.
Why the Azovstal Families association was born
Azovstal Families was born with the main aim of never drawing attention to the imprisonment of the Ukrainian soldiers who defended Azovstal, organizing events and lobbying for the release of the prisoners. Furthermore, with their fundraising they help the defenders freed by the Russians with basic necessities and continue to support the families, both economically and psychologically.
"Finally you're home" Welcome Box
The Azovstav Families association is promoting an online fundraiser to provide the box "Finally you're home” with basic necessities specially designed for the occasion to be donated to the soldiers just released from prison. The box is not a simple collection of articles, but above all it is immediate psychological help to show that the world has not forgotten them and will continue to thank them forever for their sacrifice. In fact, in the box, in addition to toiletries and clothing products, there are brochures with images of charity events and public awareness on the topic, images of concerts, words of famous and non-famous people in support of their cause. It is essential to let him know that the world has not forgotten and continues to support them today.
The set also includes documentation on very useful services, such as psychological support, literally fundamental in cases of release after the horror of Russian imprisonment.
The siege of Mariupol and the Azovstal steel plant
There is talk of well over 20.000 civilian victims in the siege of Mariupol, but the true extent of the humanitarian and environmental disaster in the port city can only be verified once the war is over when the world opens its eyes again and sees the real extent of the destruction caused by Russia's putin
No one who did not live through those days in the besieged city of Mariupol will ever be able to understand the extent of that massacre perpetrated by the Russians against civilians and Ukrainian defenders. A city surrounded and razed to the ground, heroically defended by the Ukrainian armed forces (which also included the Azov regiment) who, in the last resort, barricaded themselves in the Azovstal steel plant, resisting the attacks of the Russian orcs for a month, inflicting critical casualties on the enemy and delaying their advance.
A real sacrifice in desperate conditions, without supplies, with little ammunition and besieged by Kremlin criminals.
There is talk of well over 20.000 civilian victims in the siege of Mariupol, but the true extent of the humanitarian and environmental disaster in the port city can only be verified once the war is over when the world opens its eyes again and sees the real extent of the destruction caused by Russia's putin.
Azovstav Families on social networks
The Azovstal Families association can also be found on the main social networks, where you can follow all their initiatives in favor of the still imprisoned Ukrainian defenders and their families.
How to help Azovstal Families
You can help the Azovstal Families association by participating in one of their fundraisers that you find on their website. It is possible to either make a specific donation for the “Finally you're home” Box for defenders returning from captivity or to support the families of soldiers still in the hands of Russian criminals. Payment can be made via Google Pay or credit card via Monobank.