A Ukrainian Prisoner Was Killed While Covering a DPR Soldier Under UAF Fire

NEW – August 14, 2022

A Ukrainian prisoner died while covering a soldier of the “Somali” battalion of the Donetsk People’s Republic, after shelling by the UAF. A battalion fighter with the call sign “Filosof” participated in the Peski cleanup and told “Izvestiya” the details of the operation.

“It was the very first prisoner who surrendered when we entered. He didn’t put up any resistance, he was from Ukrainsk himself — it’s not far from Peski. He said that he was summoned, I am a miner myself, I did not want to fight. We talked to him, we say: ‘Everything is fine, no one will touch you, you will return home after the whole special operation.’ They were going to take him away. They reported on the radio that they had taken another prisoner, we decided to wait for him so as not to go back and forth, the field is dangerous. A ‘bird’ [copter] is flying up. The shelling begins. And this fighter covers our guy, very young. The prisoner received numerous shrapnel wounds to the abdominal cavity. He died and saved our fighter,” he said.

According to “Filosof”, the deceased’s name was Mikhail, and he was 27 years old. The interlocutor clarified that death did not occur immediately: after being wounded, the prisoner could not be helped due to the incessant shelling.

Ukrainian soldiers were found in one of the trenches, after which they were captured. On the part of the UAF, the prisoners of war were monitored from copters. The shelling of the Ukrainian Armed Forces began after the prisoners were in a well-viewed area.

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“We took them away. There ‘birds’ are constantly flying, these copters, you can’t breathe — two, three fly. They [the UAF], of course, saw that we were taking them [prisoners] away… They don’t care — their own, not their own, no difference,” added “Filosof”.

A day earlier, footage was published showing Ukrainian militants surrendering. Among them were the wounded, who received first aid. In the video, one can see how one of the victims is treated for a neck wound.

The official representative of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation Igor Konashenkov said earlier that the village of Peski near Donetsk has been completely liberated.

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