Relatives plead to U.N. for Azov soldiers' release

STORY: Wives, mothers and sisters of Azov soldiers walked across the city, holding posters, some reading ‘Don’t touch our heroes’ and chanting ‘Bring heroes back home.’

On August 2, Russia's supreme court ruled the regiment was a terrorist organization, clearing the way for captured fighters to be charged as such.

After fighting for weeks from the bunkers and tunnels below the steel works, hundreds of Azov fighters surrendered in May to Russian-backed forces.

Donetsk Russian-backed separatists said a trial of captured Azov personnel would take place by the end of the summer, likely in the city of Mariupol.