Photographer from Azovstal: “Thank you for all the support”

For virtually three months, Azovstal has been below siege, shelled earlier than the troopers are lastly pressured to give up. One of them was Dmytro Kozatskyj with the nickname Orest, who additionally carried his digicam with him.

A soldier defending the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol, Ukraine.

His pictures from the steelworks are a narrative filled with horror and delight and have been unfold around the globe. Now photographer Orest himself has fallen into Russian captivity, he declares through Twitter.

“That was it. Thank you for the protection, Azovstal. The place of my death and my life,” he wrote based on Sky News.

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A Ukrainian soldier injured. The image was most likely taken on May 10.

During the siege of the steelworks, Kozatsky has taken a lot of footage of wounded comrades. In a separate put up, the Ukrainian soldier hyperlinks to the photographs he took:

“By the way, while I’m in captivity, I’ll leave the pictures to you in the highest quality, send them to all journalistic awards and photo competitions, if I win something it would be very nice after the release. Thank you for all the support. See you.”

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An injured soldier portrayed in Azovstal.

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