A shocking photo of a prisoner went around the world: “This is how Russia continues the shameful legacy of Nazism” (PHOTO)

A shocking photo of a prisoner went around the world: “This is how Russia continues the shameful legacy of Nazism” (PHOTO)
A shocking photo of a prisoner went around the world: “This is how Russia continues the shameful legacy of Nazism” (PHOTO)

A photo shared by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense on Friday, September 23, shows the horrific consequences of Russian captivity on a soldier Mihajlo Dianov. In the first photo, Dianov looks fit and healthy as he poses in military gear. But a more recent photo, apparently taken after his release from captivity, shows the fighter’s emaciated and visibly weaker body – with his right arm twisted. “Ukrainian soldier Mykhailo Dianov is among the lucky ones: unlike some other prisoners, he survived Russian captivity,” the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense wrote next to the photo. “This is how Russia ‘adheres’ to the Geneva Convention. Thus, Russia continues the shameful legacy of Nazism.”

CNN noted that he could not verify the authenticity of the photo, which was widely shared on social networks, but it is Mihajlo’s sister Aljona Lavruško confirmed that it is indeed her brother in the shocking recent photo. For Ukrainian Pravda she said: “His physical condition is serious, of course. But mentally… Mihajlo is very strong. He is extremely happy to be back. He says: ‘I walk and breathe clean, free air.'” She added that Dianov needs to have an operation on his hand, as it is most likely an abscess, and he is also missing four centimeters of bone in his hand.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed on Thursday that more than 200 Ukrainians had been released from Russian captivity and were now ‘safe’, including five Azov commanders who will be in comfortable conditions in Turkey until the end of the war.


The article is in Slovenian

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