Sometimes kindness knows no bounds. Just think of those poor Ukrainians who have to fear for their lives every day due to the Russian invasion. Or, watching friends die every day. Now, imagine if an unarmed soldier is found by a group of Ukrainians, You would expect trouble but that’s not what happened. The Ukrainians fed him and took care of him and one woman called his mother back in Russia to tell her he was alright.
The very young soldier was so touched by the way they treated him, he was crying. They had to know there were only three things that could happen. He could remain in Ukraine and hope his mother can join him sometime. He could return to his unit and they allow him to remain and kill Ukrainians. Or, they could arrest him and put him in prison for a very long time.
The woman who is leading the group is Natasha. The young soldier was given pastries and tea, which he hungrily devoured as if he hadn’t eaten in a while. She is the one that called his mother and let him speak to her. Natasha promised that her son would talk to her again soon.
One of the men who were off camera can be heard saying to Natasha:
They give away their children as cannon fodder. They don’t know where they are going, they just wander around. Rise, woman! You must all rise up and get Crimea up on your feet! Get people up on your feet! You see your son is alive, nothing bad will happen to him.”
The young woman holding the phone for the soldier can then reportedly be heard telling the caller, “OK, Natasha, good luck, may God be with you. Everything is fine. Say goodbye … They will get into contact with you, Natasha. He is safe and sound. They will get in touch with you later.”
Luxmoore shared the video to Twitter, captioning it, “Video shared on Ukrainian channels of a captured Russian soldier apparently being fed by locals. The post says he burst into tears when he was allowed to video-call his mother. So many of these troops are just teenagers, with absolutely no clue what this war is really for.”
Video shared on Ukrainian channels of a captured Russian soldier apparently being fed by locals. The post says he burst into tears when he was allowed to video-call his mother. So many of these troops are just teenagers, with absolutely no clue what this war is really for. pic.twitter.com/oCPUC8cKcO
— Matthew Luxmoore (@mjluxmoore) March 2, 2022