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In the center of Zaporozhye, relatives of the captured defenders of Mariupol staged a performance

Several hundred people gathered in the center of Zaporozhye to support a performance organized by relatives and friends of the captured Mariupol defenders demanding that they be returned home immediately.

An Ukrinform correspondent reports this from the scene.

“The action is designed to draw the attention of the world and Ukrainian media to our pain. We create informational noise, because the world news is slowly forgetting our relatives, so we decided to hold a performance action,” the organizers of the event said.

According to the relatives of the captured fighters, on July 29, all the families of the defenders of Azovstal woke up and their day became even blacker after they learned about the terrorist attack in Olenovka.

“On this day, our relatives were brazenly killed. We still don’t even know who survived, who was injured, and who died. We demand to condemn the inaction of international organizations that are guarantors of the Geneva Conventions – this is the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross. We believe in the fact that the Ukrainian authorities are doing everything to ensure that our relatives return as soon as possible,” the prisoner of war’s girlfriend, Irina, emphasized.

According to her, one of the demands of the organizers is the return of all defenders. Mariupol and all prisoners of war for 8 years of war. If it is impossible to return them to the controlled territory of Ukraine, then there must be a third country.

The action took place on Heroes’ Square.

Several bandaged mummies, “killed” people on an iron couch – such a performance was prepared by relatives, because it was such shots that they saw on July 29 after the terrorist attack in Olenivka, where the Ukrainian military was being held.

One of the organizers, Natalya Solovieva, noted that today there is no reliable information about the dead and wounded.

“We cannot believe the lists that Russia has made public. Until we have the bodies and the results of DNA tests, we cannot talk about any names,” she added.

Read also: A rally was held in Rivne in support of the defenders of Azovstal

The participants of the action were holding posters with the inscriptions: “Olenovka – return our children alive”. The event was held in an open mic format.

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