The Missing Mariupol Defenders: When will he come home?

What’s life like for the women left behind following the capture of the Mariupol defenders?

During the siege of Mariupol, thousands of Ukrainian soldiers held out for several months inside the Azov steel works, until they were eventually instructed to surrender in May 2022.

Now prisoners of war, many have not been heard of for months.

We’re joined by two women who haven’t seen their husband and brother in over a year and a half, but still hold out hope.

Today’s episode is presented by Victoria Derbyshire and Vitaly Shevchenko. It was made by Keiligh Baker. The producers were Arsenii Sokolov and Ivana Davidovic. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The series producer is Lucy Boast. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham. Email Ukrainecast@bbc.co.uk with your questions and comments. You can also send us a message or voice note via WhatsApp, Signal or Telegram to +44 330 1239480

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