Ukraine’s ambassador to the United Nations, Sergiy Kyslytsya, on Monday, claimed to have accessed an exchange of messages between a Russian soldier and his mother moments before the young man was killed in action.
During an emergency session of the UN General Assembly, Kyslytsya read out messages in which the Russian soldier said they were “bombing all of the cities” and “even targeting civilians”.
A video of Kyslytsya reading out the messages was tweeted by American cable and satellite television network C-SPAN, in which he can be seen holding up a screenshot of the soldier’s texts and urging the members of the assembly to visualize the magnitude of the tragedy.
The Russian soldier’s mother asks her son why it has been so long since he last responded and if she can send him a parcel. The soldier responded, “Mom, I’m in Ukraine. There is a real war raging here. I am afraid. We are bombing all of the cities, together. Even targeting civilians.”
“We were told that they would welcome us and they are falling under our armoured vehicles, throwing themselves under the wheels and not allowing us to pass. They call us fascists. Mama, this is so hard.”