Fundraising platform UNITED24 and Metinvest Group, in A Symbol of Perseverance project, have created limited-edition bracelets using pre-war steel from the steel plant and legendary fortress in Mariupol. All the proceeds from the sale of the bracelets will go to the Army of Drones project for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The design of the bracelets with an engraved Ukrainian coat of arms was developed by SOVA jewellery house. The price for each bracelet is UAH 1,500. Project partner Nova Poshta will manage the delivery of the bracelets across Ukraine. A presentation of the bracelets was held on 6 October in Kyiv. A 17-metre-long sign reading “I believe in the AFU” was placed in the centre of the capital, the letters for which were also created from the same last batch of steel from Azovstal.Each bracelet contains five grams of steel from the last batch manufactured at Azovstal before 24 February. After the beginning of the full-scale attack by the Russian Federation, Azovstal was transformed from an industrial complex into a fortress, becoming the last line of defence for the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the city. The courage, bravery and undaunted spirit of the Mariupol defenders has served as an example to millions of Ukrainians: members of the armed forces, volunteers, steelmakers, doctors, entrepreneurs and all those who continue to defend the country from the aggressor in the eighth month of war.Metinvest said “For every Ukrainian, the word ‘Azovstal’ is now more than just the name of a metallurgical plant. It has become a symbol of the courage and the invincibility of Ukraine’s defenders, who turned out to be stronger than even steel itself. Now anyone can have his or her own small piece of legendary steel from Azovstal, while also strengthening of the Ukrainian army's defensive capabilities. A Symbol of Perseverance is part of Rinat Akhmetov's billion-dollar Steel Front initiative.”The defence of Azovstal included the mill's plate rolling shop, where the mill 3600 had been operating for many years. Steel, from which the 10,000 iconic bracelets have been made, was produced there.All proceeds from the sale of Azovstal steel bracelets will go to the Army of Drones project. This is a comprehensive programme bringing together fundraising platform UNITED24, the General Staff of the AFU, the Ministry of Digital Transformation, and the State Special Communications Agency, and which undertakes the systematic procurement of drones, their repair and prompt replacement, as well as providing training courses for pilots.