The Released Soldier

23.09.2022 Featured Picture Shows Horrific State of Ukrainian Soldier Released From Russian Captivity

Published 23rd Sep, 2022

By Joseph Adeiye

Ukraine’s ministry of defence has shared a horrific image of one of its soldiers recently liberated from Russian captivity.

In the photograph shared on Friday, Mykhailo Dianov, a Ukrainian soldier, looks emaciated.

“Ukrainian soldier Mykhailo Dianov is among the fortunate ones: in contrast with some of his fellow POWs, he survived Russian captivity. This is how Russia ‘adheres’ to the Geneva Convention. This is how Russia continues the shameful legacy of Nazism,” the ministry tweeted.

Mykhailo Dianov after his liberation from Russian captivity.
Mykhailo Dianov before his capture

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When compared with what he looked like before captivity, Dianov is a literal shell.

On Thursday, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the President of Ukraine, said the country had secured the release of 215 people in Russian captivity.

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“We returned 215 people from Russian captivity: 188 defenders of Azovstal and Mariupol. 108 Azov warriors, national guards, marines, border guards, policemen, territorial defense, Security Service employees. They’re safe now. We remember and try to save everyone,” Zelenskyy tweeted.

Ukraine has reached an agreement with Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of Turkey, to send its released Azov commanders to Turkey until the end of the war with Russia.

“They will be able to see their families. I sincerely thank President Erdoğan for his leading role in liberating our people,” Zelenskyy said.

Published 23rd Sep, 2022

By Joseph Adeiye


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