Sergiy Kyslytsya, Ukraine’s UN envoy, disclosed tragic text exchanges between a Russian soldier and his mother taken from the soldier’s smartphone after he died in combat on Monday.
While speaking before the United Nations, Kyslytsya shared screenshots of texts he claimed were sent by the murdered Russian soldier and his mother just moments before the man died at the General Assembly. Here’s how the message exchange went:
The mother: “Why has it been so long since you responded? Are you really in training exercises?”
The soldier: “Mom, I’m no longer in Crimea. I’m not in training sessions.”
The mother: “Where are you then? Papa is asking whether I can send you a parcel.”
The soldier: “What kind of a parcel, Mama, can you send me? I just want to hang myself now.”
The mother: “What are you talking about? What happened?”
The soldier: “Mama, I’m in Ukraine. There is a real war raging here. I’m 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 armored vehicles, throwing themselves under the wheels and not allowing us to pass. They call us fascists. Mama, this is so hard.”
Ukrainian Ambassador to the @UN @SergiyKyslytsya reads text messages between a Russian soldier and his mother moments before he was killed.⁰— CSPAN (@cspan) February 28, 2022
"Mama, I'm in Ukraine. There is a real war raging here. I'm afraid. We are bombing all of the cities…even targeting civilians." pic.twitter.com/kbWYZfbSpE
The text conversations show that Russian soldiers were completely unaware that they were being deployed in preparation for a fight with Ukraine.
A viral video from the weekend showed captured Russian soldiers informing their Ukrainian captives that their leaders promised them they were coming to Ukraine for training missions, but they felt tricked when they were forced to fight.
During his time at the United Nations, he In his address, Kyslytsya also urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to commit himself, similar to Adolf Hitler’s suicide in May 1945. Kyslytsya made his comments after Putin put Russian nuclear forces on high alert, implying that Putin is prepared to die.