The horrific image of one of a Ukrainian soldier freed from Russian captivity has caused a stir on social media.
Naija News reports that the Ukrainian ministry of Defence had on Friday shared a photograph of one of their soldier, Mykhailo Dianov on the microblogging platform, Twitter looking 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.
A before and after photo of Dianov’s captivity was shared and in his present look, the middle-aged soldier looks completely malnourished and frail.
The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said the country had secured the release of 215 people in Russian captivity.
“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 on Thursday,.
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.
See before and after captivity photos of Dianov below;
Read social media reactions below:
Pandev wrote; ‘’WTF! Putin no get chill at all. They had better not taken him for joke, man is probably ready for a showdown with the West.’’
emmabest wrote; ‘Putin is a mad man’
Bread cutter wrote; ‘Do their soldiers same, in war there are no rules. With what this man has survived, he can easily make it in hell.’
Slymontee wrote; ‘What is this? Russia is devilish.This is unfair, inhuman, totally insane!’
Shogotermies wrote; ‘In any dispute, war shouldn’t be an option. The only statement war makes, is more hatred.’
Kuluu wrote; ‘This is horrible to say the least’