Zla Mavka: Ukrainian underground women in the occupation
“Mavkas see everything”, “Occupiers, do not anger Ukrainian women” – such postcards with the image of mythical Mavka girls periodically appear on the streets of temporarily occupied cities of Zaporizhzhia region, Kherson region and Crimea. The resistance movement was founded by three friends from Melitopol. DW chats with one of the girls, who does not give her name and asks to be called “Evil Mawka,” on Zoom. The co-founder of the movement covers her face with a mask, a cap is pulled over her eyes.

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