Between 28 and 29 July 2022 it took place one of the most terrible Russian war crimes in Ukraine, when the Olenivka prison, where the defenders of Mariupol's Azovstal steelworks had been taken after its siege, was deliberately blown up by the Russians. Despite the lies of the Kremlin to which we will not dedicate even a single line, an in-depth and rich in detail CNN article he reconstructed what happened and any doubts about Russian guilt were swept away.
Over 50 dead are still crying out for revenge, their families are fighting with every means at their disposal to re-establish the truth and not let the world forget what the Russian invaders are capable of.
Olenivka Families Community, between support and civil commitment
Let's not forget what it means to live in a Russian prison: Ukrainian prisoners suffer physical and psychological torture and torture on a daily basis, the scars of which they will bear for the rest of their lives.
The association Olenivka Families Community it is made up of over a hundred families and is an important point of support among people who have lost a family member in this tragedy. Even just meeting someone who unfortunately shares the same fate can be a concrete help and a way to get your life back in hand. But Olenivka Families Community is anything but a support community among the families of the killed defenders (even if its usefulness is undeniable), its most active members organize and participate in events and demonstrations to bring to light the truth about what happened , raise public awareness and apply political pressure for justice. A real activism whose main aim is to bring the survivors home.
In fact, there are still over a hundred Ukrainian defenders who survived the Russian massacre of Olenivka and are still in prison. Olenivka Families Community fights for them, so that they are not forgotten and are included more and more frequently in prisoner exchanges.
Let's not forget what it means to live in a Russian prison: Ukrainian prisoners suffer physical and psychological torture and torture on a daily basis, the scars of which they will bear for the rest of their lives. Lack of food and medical care put their lives constantly in danger, those who resist and luckily manage to be part of a prisoner exchange come out broken in body and mind. The images of the Ukrainians released during an exchange, of whom only the shadow of the men they were, are worth more than a thousand words.
What was the Olenivka massacre
The injustice and brutality of this war crime must be brought to light, the perpetrators must be prosecuted and punished.
It is important to know what the Olenivka prison massacre was so as not to forget. In the days between 28 and 29 July 2022, a real execution without trial of the imprisoned Ukrainian defenders by their Russian tormentors was carried out in the Olenivka prison. In fact, in Olenivka there was a group of heroes from the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol, imprisoned in this prison after the temporary occupation of Mariupol by the Russian army.
The prison was blown up by the Russians, causing over 50 deaths and 100 injuries among the Ukrainians, a massacre that the Russian criminals tried to keep hidden, a showdown against the Azov soldiers guilty of having heroically resisted for two months in Mariupol, preventing the invaders from conquering the Ukrainian port city, inflicting very heavy losses on the Russian army in terms of men, equipment and time.
The ferocious Russian revenge against them took place in the Olenivka prison in the most cowardly and brutal way.
Precisely for this reason the open wound is even more painful for the victims' families. The injustice and brutality of this war crime must be brought to light, the perpetrators must be prosecuted and punished. Olenivka Families Community fights every day to remember and to obtain that justice that can never bring the fallen home, but can sentence the guilty to life.
Olenivka Families Community on social networks
Olenivka Families Community is very active on social networks, which are their main means of communication to convey their message and initiatives. You can follow them on their official channels and help them spread the truth about what happened in Olenivka on July 29, 2022.
Spread the message of Olenivka Families Community
The association has also intelligently made available through Google Drive a series of images to promote their message. They are ideal for use on social media to help raise public awareness of this tragedy and not to forget the sacrifice of the defenders of Azovstal, men like all of us who have now become true heroes.
Fundraising for the families of Olenivka
Olenivka Families Community has also started a fundraising online to help the families of the victims of Olenivka prison. The help in this case is very important to support those who have lost a husband, a brother or a father and whose livelihood conditions are no longer sufficient. The donation can be made online by credit card.