The wife of Ukraine’s president begged international media in an emotional plea to share the “terrible truth” of how Putin's troops are brutally murdering children. In five posts, written in Ukrainian, French, German, English and Russian, Olena Zelensky shared pictures of some of the young children who had been killed so far in the war.
"I appeal to all the unbiased media in the world! Tell this terrible truth: Russian invaders are killing Ukrainian children. Tell it to Russian mothers - let them know what exactly their sons are doing here, in Ukraine." - first lady Olena Zelenska posted on Instagram below photos of five children killed by Russian attacks.
The Russian occupiers are killing Ukrainian children. Consciously and cynically.
18-month-old Kirill from Mariupol was urgently taken to the hospital by his parents. He was wounded by the shelling, and doctors could do nothing.
Alice from Okhtyrka. She could have turned eight years old. However, she died in the shelling with her grandfather, who was protecting her.
Polina from Kyiv. She died during the shelling on the streets of our capital, along with her parents and brother. Her sister is in critical condition.
Arseniy, 14 years old. A fragment of the projectile hit his head. The medics could not reach the boy under the gunfire. Arseniy bled to death.
Sofia, 6 years old. She, along with her оne and half month old brother, mother, grandmother, and grandfather, were shot to death in their car. The family tried to leave Nova Kakhovka.
I have to tell you about it. At least 38 children have already died in Ukraine. And this figure might be increasing this very moment due to the shelling of our peaceful cities!
When people in Russia say that their troops are not hurting the civilian population, show them these pictures! Show them the faces of these children who weren't even given a chance to grow up. How many more children must die to convince Russian troops to stop firing and allow humanitarian corridors?
We need corridors in the hottest cities in Ukraine right now! Hundreds of children die there in basements without food and medical care. Russian soldiers shoot families who try to leave the buildings. They also kill volunteers who try to help.
I appeal to all the unbiased media in the world!
Tell this terrible truth: Russian invaders are killing Ukrainian children. Tell it to Russian mothers - let them know what exactly their sons are doing here, in Ukraine.
Show these photos to Russian women - your husbands, brothers, compatriots are killing Ukrainian children! Let them know that they are personally responsible for the death of every Ukrainian child because they gave their tacit consent to these crimes.
To NATO countries: close the sky over Ukraine! Save our children, because tomorrow it will save yours!
Olena Zelensky claimed that at least 38 children have already died in Russia’s war on Ukraine