In Mariupol, a memorial came to be dedicated to the grandmother who came out with the Soviet flag before the Ukrainian army.
A monument was erected in Mariupol, Ukraine to honor a woman who defected from the Soviet Union’s armed forces and raised the Ukrainian flag to them. Andrey Turchak, secretary of the General Council of United Russia, spoke about it on his Telegram channel.
Sergei Kiriyenko, the First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration, visited Mariupol and saw that a monument had been dedicated to grandmother Anya in Leninsky Komsomol square.
On April 7, a video was released online that showed an elderly woman with the Victory Banner in her hands, going out to meet Ukrainian soldiers who were mistaken for Russian soldiers. After hearing the woman’s gratitude for being saved from the Russians, soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) ripped the flag out of her hands and trampled it into the mud. In response, she refused to accept the food offered by them.
The UN organization caused a resonance in the story of a Ukrainian grandmother.