Zelensky Vows to Find 'Killers' of Ukrainian PoW After Graphic Video Emerges
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed to “find the murderers” after graphic footage emerged online on March 6, described as showing an unarmed Ukrainian prisoner of war being killed by Russian soldiers.
In his video address, Zelensky said “the occupiers” killed “a warrior who bravely said to their faces: ‘Glory to Ukraine!’”
“I want us all to respond to his words together, in unity: ‘Glory to the Hero! Glory to the Heroes! Glory to Ukraine!’” Zelensky added.
In the video, the Ukrainian soldier is seen smoking a cigarette in a trench. He says “glory to Ukraine” before being shot with automatic weapons, Ukrainian military said.
In a statement on Tuesday, the military named the soldier as Tymofiy Mykolayovych Shadura, a serviceman of the 30th Separate Mechanized Brigade.
Shadura had been missing since February 3, after hostilities in the area of the city of Bakhmut, the Ukrainian military said. Credit: Volodymyr Zelensky via Storyful