Lisa, a 4-year-old girl with Down syndrome, was one of 23 victims killed in the Russian missile attack on Vinnytsya on July 14. Lisa’s mother, Iryna, is still in intensive care fighting for her life. Suspіlne public broadcaster contacted Lisa’s grandmother to find out about Iryna’s condition.
“Her legs and hands are intact,” Iryna’s mother Larysa said. “There are reports that she lost her foot, it’s not true. But she has a very severe injury to her liver and lungs.”
Iryna had a surgery. She was taken off the ventilator on July 15.
“She spoke with the head physician,” Larysa said. “She keeps asking where is her daughter Lisa?”.
According to Larysa, Iryna called her after the tragedy and said that her Lisa had died, but so far she doesn’t remember this.
“She is probably in shock, because she told me that Lisa is gone,” said Larysa.
“Something happened to her memory. But the doctor forbade to inform Irina about her daughter's death,” the woman added.
The doctor said Iryna could not take it. “You will bury them both at once if you tell her that her child has died now,” Larysa said.
On July 15, the head of the National Police of Ukraine, Ihor Klymenko, announced that among the dead were three children — a four-year-old girl and two boys 7 and 8 years old.
On July 14 Russia launched missile strikes on the Vinnytsya, a city in the west of Ukraine, targeting civilian objects in the city center. 23 people died, more than 100 applied for medical aid, 30 were reported missing.
The Russian invading forces used Kalibr missiles launched from the area of Cape Fiolent in the occupied Crimea.
After this missile strike by the Russians on Ukrainian civilians, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the world community to recognize Russia as a terrorist state.