Despite air strikes and shelling, Inna Zatoloka was able to evacuate almost her entire family from Mariupol during the Russian occupation

Inna Zatoloka
Inna Zatoloka
© Photo: radiosvoboda
Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Updated: May 14 2022 at 11:33 pm
Source: radiosvoboda

However, her 20-year-old son still remains there. A military man who is faithful to the oath to the Ukrainian people Mark Zatoloka. The native Mariupol family was divided by the Russian invasion of Ukraine: Inna, who lost her home and all her property, is now a refugee in Kyiv. And Mark is at the Azovstal plant. Under siege. He is wounded, but it is unknown how severe he is, his mother told Radio Svoboda.

Mariupol was surrounded by Russian troops in the first few days of the large-scale Russian invasion, which began on February 24. Ukrainian units have been resisting in the Azov city for three months now. On May 8, President Volodymyr Zelensky stated that Ukraine currently has no opportunity to unblock Mariupol by military means.