The battalion commander of Azov, Oleg Mudrak, who defended Mariupol and Azovstal, died. He spent four months in Russian captivity

The commander of the 1st battalion of the Azov regiment, Oleg Mudrak, who took part in defense of Azovstal in Mariupol and spent several months in Russian captivity, has died. The nephew of the military, Daniel wrote about this on Instagram.

According to Channel 24, the cause of death of 35-year-old Mudrak was cardiac arrest.

The soldiers of the Azov regiment held the line at the Azovstal plant for almost two months in the spring of 2022. In mid-May, the defenders of Azovstal, following the order of the command, left the plant and surrendered. The Russian Defense Ministry reported that a total of 2,439 servicemen had surrendered.

In September, Russia released five Azovstal defense commanders and 108 Azov regiment fighters as part of a large-scale prisoner exchange. Mudrak was among those released.

Mudrak became widely known after the writer Stanislav Aseev published a photo of the fighter, which showed how much he had changed during his three months in captivity.

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