A video appeared of how captured Ukrainian soldier was executed. He said “Slava Ukrayini” before being shot.
Captured Ukrainian soldier was executed by Russian soldiers. He said Slava Ukraini before being shot.
Ukrainian journalists are currently verifying who the soldier is and when he was captured. Ukraine's presidential office has already reacted to the videohttps://t.co/3NPYa5EuTO pic.twitter.com/NNs1FA6V7L
— Euromaidan Press (@EuromaidanPress) March 6, 2023
Ukrainian journalists are currently verifying who the soldier is and when he was captured.
The head of Ukraine’s presidential office Andriy Yermak has already reacted to the video, saying all Russian war criminals should face responsibility.
“War crimes are whitewashed in Russia by their propaganda and myths about the ‘Nazis.’ Killing a captured person is another example of this. And this is also an example of their national weakness. There will be retribution for every such war crime,” Yermak said.
In the video, the voice first says: “Film him.” Then the man in the frame says “Glory to Ukraine,” after which he is immediately shot. In the end, a voice says: “Die, bitch.”
The first video was published on Twitter by activist Serhiy Sternenko. Ukrainian ombudsman for human rights Dmytro Lubinets has also shared it.
At the end of July, a video of the brutal killing of a military man, presumably a Ukrainian soldier, went viral on the Internet. First, a video appeared in which a man’s genitals were cut off with a knife. This is done by a man in a military uniform with the letter “Z”. In the second video, a prisoner is shot in the head and his body is dragged into a pit. The Insider and Bellingcat established that the man who cut off the genitals of a Ukrainian soldier turned out to be a mercenary from the Akhmat Battalion, Ochur-Suge Mongush.
UPDATE: The name of the Ukrainian soldier who was shot dead by Russians for shouting “Glory to Ukraine” (Slava Ukraini) is Oleksandr Matsievskyi, the Regional Directorate of the “North” Territorial Defense Forces of Ukraine’s Army is convinced.
The phrase “Slava Ukrayini” is a Ukrainian greeting that translates to “Glory to Ukraine.” It has a significant historical and cultural significance in Ukraine. During the Hetmanate period of Hetman Pavlo Skoropadsky, a similar greeting was used – “Slava Ukrayini!” “Hetmanu Slava!”
The use of the phrase “Slava Ukrayini” is a common way for Ukrainians to express their patriotism and love for their country. However, in the current political situation between Ukraine and Russia, the phrase has also become a symbol of resistance against Russian aggression and occupation.