Free Tayra: a daughter’s plea for Ukrainian medic captured by Russians

Russia must free Yulia Payevska and hundreds of other women captured in the war in Ukraine, her daughter Anna Sofia Puzanova said at the European Parliament. Awarded People’s Hero of Ukraine, Payevska had saved hundreds of lives and trained more than 1000 paramedics before she was captured in a humanitarian corridor near the embattled port of Mariupol. Rasa Juknevičienė, Vice-Chairwoman of the EPP Group in charge of Foreign Affairs, said the capture and deportation of a half million Ukrainians is similar to the Soviet actions in her native Lithuania.Frances Fitzgerald, a member of Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights, also calls for real humanitarian corridors, an end to the war and to gather evidence on war crimes.

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