KYEIV, Oct. 7, 2022
From our Overseas Bureau
It was really shocking to see pictures of a Ukrainian soldier who survived Russian captivity have surfaced on social media. The Ukrainian defence ministry shared the pictures of Mykhailo Dianov on Twitter and called him one of the lucky ones despite him appearing emaciated and with injuries on his face and arms.
“Ukrainian soldier Mykhailo Dianov is among the fortunate ones: in contrast with some of his fellow P.O.W.s, he survived Russian captivity,” the defence ministry wrote in the caption. “This is how Russia “adheres” to the Geneva Conventions. This is how Russia continues the shameful legacy of Nazism,” it added.