Defense Ministry reveals identity of Ukrainian soldier whose murder was videoed by Russians

7 March, 02:39 PM
Russians shot a Ukrainian soldier after shouting

Russians shot a Ukrainian soldier after shouting "Glory to Ukraine" (Photo:Screenshot from the video WarLife / Telegram)

A Ukrainian solider who was murdered in cold blood by Russian soldiers after shouting “Glory to Ukraine’ has been named as Tymofiy Shadura, a serviceman with the 30th Separate Mechanized Brigade, Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said on March 7, referring to statement from the brigade.

The statement said Shadura had gone missing on Feb. 3 during fighting in the Bakhmut area. The body of the soldier is in Russian-occupied territory. The final identification will be established after the return and examination of his remains.

“The command of the 30th Separate Mechanized brigade and the brothers of the hero express their sincere condolences to his family and friends. Revenge will be inevitable,” said the brigade’s command said in its statement.

Video of day

On March 6, a video of murder by shooting of an unarmed Ukrainian prisoner of war after he said “Glory to Ukraine” appeared on the Internet. It unknown where and when the video was shot.

The Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights, Dmytro Lubinets, sent a video of the murder of the Ukrainian prisoner of war to international partners and fellow ombudsmen from different countries of the world as confirmation of yet another Russian war crime.

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba called the murdering of a Ukrainian prisoner of war a terrible war crime and more proof that Russia’s war against Ukraine is genocide.

A criminal case has been opened under Part 2 of Art. 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (violation of the laws and customs of war).

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