For our Defender’s Diary series, the following is part 1 of a long article published in Novynarnia on November 25 about combat medic Anna Olsen who served in the final days of the siege of Mariupol, was taken prisoner and later released in an exchange.
Part 1 tells the true story of Anna’s service in the Ukrainian military through the night when her unit besieged in Ilych Steel factory realized there were only two choices - try a high-risk breakout or surrender.
Ryzhulya has returned from captivity. Marine combat medic Anna Olsen talks about her time in the battle for Mariupol, russian captivity and release
Dear #UniteWithUkraine Friend,
It’s Giving Tuesday, a chance to reflect on our blessings and think about how to help others. This year, we hope you consider supporting #UniteWithUkraine. Any gesture, small or big, will make a difference to those fighting on Ukraine’s front lines.
Yuliia "Taira" Paievska, 53, is a Ukrainian soldier, paramedic, and volunteer; she is commander of the “Taira’s Angels” unit and of the 61st military mobile hospital evacuation division; a designer in civilian life, she is also president of the “Mutokukai-Ukrayina”Aikido Federation.
Oleksiy Hubsky is a warrior and kobzar from Kharkiv who, from the first days of the full-scale invasion, has been defending his native Slobozhanshyna. Read about how our defenders are met with flowing tears in newly liberated territories in Oleksiy's diary.
THE COMMANDER OF THE UKRAINIAN TERRITORIAL DEFENSE FORCES CONGRATULATED THE UWC ON ITS 55TH ANNIVERSARY
The Commander of the Territorial Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Major General Ihor Tansyura, congratulated the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) on its 55th anniversary. In his video message, Ihor Tansyura thanked the UWC for the steady support of Ukrainians worldwide and noted Ukrainians’ dignity and steadfastness.