A postcard autographed by Ukrainian footballer Oleksandr Zinchenko was found at the Azov base
MARIUPOL, 30 Mar – Autographs of the famous Ukrainian football player Oleksandr Zinchenko, who plays for the English club Manchester City, were found at the base of the Azov nationalist detachment, a correspondent reports.
“For a long memory,” Zinchenko left such an inscription for the Azov militant and signed a postcard with his image and the club’s logo.
Also found at the base were leaflets with agitation, manuals on the use of mines and a brochure “Ukrainian Military Doctrine”.
Criminal cases have been initiated against Azov in Russia, one of the latest in connection with a brutal murder in Mariupol. According to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, the Azov militants mocked a resident of Mariupol for a long time: “her body with signs of torture and a swastika carved on her stomach was found in the basement of one of the city’s schools, where the nationalists’ base was located.”
Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine on February 24. President Vladimir Putin called its goal “the protection of people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years.”
For this, according to him, it is planned to carry out “demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine”, to bring to justice all war criminals responsible for “bloody crimes against civilians” in Donbass.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Armed Forces strike only at the military infrastructure and Ukrainian troops and, as of March 25, they have completed the main tasks of the first stage – they have significantly reduced the combat potential of Ukraine. The main goal in the Russian military department was called the liberation of Donbass.