“Well, that’s all. Thank you from the shelters of Azovstal, the place of my death and my life ». The soldier photographer Dmytro Kozatskiy leaves with a few lines on his Twitter profile the last testimony of the surrender to the Mariupol steel mills, which have become one of the symbols of this war. A surrender in fact announced and foretold by the words of President Zelensky who, a few hours earlier, had given the order to surrender and lay down their arms. Thus, “the eyes of Azovstal” as Kozatskiy is nicknamed, also known as Orest, decides to take his leave leaving his shots, his photographs, those images that will witness the days of resistance inside the symbolic steel mills.
«By the way, while they are still prisoners here inside the steel mills, I leave you my best photos, send them to all the journalistic and photographic competitions: it will be very nice if I win something, after the exit. Thanks everyone for your support. See you »writes Orest. It was he, on May 15 and shortly before becoming a prisoner of the Russians, who posted the video in which he sang the song of the Kalush Orchestra, winner of the Eurovision of Turin. To date, it is not yet known how many soldiers remained inside the steel mills.