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Ukrainian fighter Dmytro Kozatsky’s photographs from the epicentre of the Ukrainian conflict: the heroism of the defence of Azovstal in Mariupol. May 25, 2022

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Photojournalism requires being on the spot to record history and none have been closer than Dmytro Kozatsky to an epicentre of the Ukrainian conflict like the heroism of the defence of Azovstal in Mariupol.

Photographer and Azov Regiment fighter Dmytro Kozatsky has taken to Twitter to share photos of the devastation inside the Azovstal steel works just days before surrendering to Russian forces in the battle of Mariupol.

After Ukrainian forces spent nearly three months of attempting to defend the metal works, Kozatsky posted to Twitter that he is now a prisoner of war.

Prior to his capture, Kozatsky, keen to share his story with the world – uploaded the following images to a publicly accessible Google drive for media and the public to view.

The photographs show injured soldiers inside the now destroyed walls of the metal works.

The photos were posted to Twitter on May 20, 2022 – shortly before soldiers inside the steel plant were ordered to cease battle and surrender.

Kozatsky’s Twitter post accompanying the images translated to: “Well that’s all. Thank you from the shelters of Azovstal – the place of my death and my life.”



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