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“I would go to Mariupol again”: interrogation video of “Ptashka”, captive Ukrainian paramedic, appears on Web

Monday, 19 September 2022, 13:47


Russian propaganda channels have posted a video of the interrogation of Ukrainian paramedic Kateryna Polishchuk, aka Ptashka, who is currently being held captive by Russian occupiers.

In the video, the woman is called a sniper, but she denies it. Kateryna answers questions in Ukrainian.


"I believe that I am most useful as a medic. I didn't go there as a cook because I don't cook well, I did not go as a rifleman, a machine gunner or an artillerist," she says.

When asked what she currently regrets, Kateryna replies that she only regrets the explicit language in a video that her mother could have heard.

"If I had a choice to go to Mariupol again, I would go," the Ukrainian paramedic says during the interrogation.

Kateryna Polishchuk is also known for her singing during the defence of the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol; hence, her call sign Ptashka ("bird" in Ukrainian).

Reminder: Earlier, the Ukrainian military filmed the building of a village council in the liberated village of Velyki Prohody in Kharkiv Oblast, which was used by Russian occupiers. They turned the offices into a prison, and they set up a chapel in the room next door.

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