Julia “Taira” Paevska was in Russian captivity since March 16 2022, she was captured in Mariupol #Ukraine, until recent days.
Taira Paevska has now been freed and is home, announced Ukraine President Zelensky.
Paevska is a well-known Ukrainian sportswoman and a paramedic who reportedly saved more than 500 people during the war in Donbass.
Julia was captured in Mariupol where she was providing medical aid to locals as a volunteer. She was decommissioned from military service due to her disability. She has a disability and required medical aid, Russia allegedly refuses to list her as a prisoner of war.
Russia accussed her to be a Nazi and a killer, shown her in a video, in which she looked like she was tortured, according to online posts. Russia refused to list her as a prisoner of war, denied all contact with her.
This interview was recorded in Kyiv on February 20th 2022 during a civilian training, where Tayra was a guest teacher for first aid.