Size: 33 x 46 1/2 inches, numbered 5/100
The helmet of the brave fairy-tale knight is decorated with ornament of Azovstal factory constructions.
The Azovstal factory was the last point of resistance before the Russian army occupied Mariupol. While it was still possible to leave the city, the president, Volodymyr Zalenskyy, allowed the soldiers to leave the city, but the warriors of the Azov regiment decided that they would hold back the enemy’s attacks to the last. Namely, in the depths of the labyrinth of the Azovstal factory, where the Azovians defended themselves, there were many wounded soldiers and civilians, most of them women and children, so soldiers had the responsibility to protect them. Surrounded from all sides, they fought in hellish conditions for 83 days.
On May 16, 2022 it was announced about the beginning of the operation to rescue the defenders of Mariupol. We know that 52 seriously wounded soldiers and civilians were evacuated from Azov. Russia captured 265 soldiers who were supposed to wait for the exchange. However, on July 9, terrible footage of the torture of Ukrainian fighters was released to the public. More than half a hundred captured Azovians were treacherously killed and then burned in the prisoner-of-war camp in occupied Olenivka.
**All proceeds will be donated to the Ukrainian Emergency Art Fund**