Photo: Ukrainian boy, 13, killed senselessly by Putin’s missiles as Russian forces attack innocent civilians waiting at Kharkiv bus stop
- Earlier this week, a 13-year-old boy was killed by a Russian missile in Kharkiv.
- Dmytro Kobata died on July 20, a portrait of his father haunted by his side.
- Vyacheslav stayed by his son’s corpse for two hours, reciting prayers to him.
This is the first photo of the 13-year-old boy who was unconsciously killed by Putin’s thugs at a bus stop in eastern Ukraine.
Heartbreaking images show Dimitro Kobata’s grieving father kneeling next to his body and holding his hand.
Dmytro was waiting at a bus stop with his 15-year-old sister Ksenia when Russian missiles hit the shelter in Kharkiv on Wednesday.
She is now seriously injured in hospital and fighting for her life, while Dmytro succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
His grief-stricken father, Vyacheslav Kubata, knelt by his son’s body for two hours and prayed to him.
13-year-old Dmytro Kubata was killed in a Russian missile attack in Khartoum, seen holding his distraught father’s hand in a heartbreaking photo.
After Vyacheslav Kubata was killed by Russian shelling on July 20, he stood by the body of his 13-year-old son for two hours, reciting prayers.
The heartbreaking photo shows Vyacheslav kneeling next to his dead son as he weeps and holds his lifeless hand.
Police officers look over a bus stop, a mosque and buildings destroyed by a Russian military strike in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on July 20, 2022, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues.
Ukrainian chess player Natalia Zhukova, a family friend, said in disbelief: ‘His father prayed for two hours, holding his son’s hand the whole time.
And now Russian and Belarusian chess players are playing chess peacefully. Because this is not their war?’
The father’s raw pain as he prayed for his dead son was one of the most heart-wrenching images of the nearly five-month war.
The boy’s mother is Viktoria Kubata, a women’s international chess master and chess coach at the Pashak Club in Kharkiv.
Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, resisted a Russian offensive that reached its outskirts in the first two months of the invasion, but has been relatively quiet for the past month and has come under near-daily shelling. .
A police officer comforts Vyacheslav as he holds the hand of his son who was killed by Russian shelling in Kharkiv.
The boy’s mother is Victoria Kubata, an international women’s chess expert and chess coach.
Two other people – a man and a woman – were also killed, according to Kharkiv regional governor Olya Senhobov, although it was not clear if they were also killed in the same incident.
Synegubov wrote on the Telegram messaging app, ‘This is another terrible act of terrorism by the Russians.
Russia, which attacked Ukraine on February 24, did not immediately comment on the incident.
Military officials and the country’s defense ministry have routinely denied targeting civilians in their attacks, although Russian airstrikes have devastated Ukrainian cities and towns and are believed to have killed thousands of innocent people. have gone
In a separate Telegram post, the local prosecutor’s office said it believed the rockets were fired from a Uragan multiple rocket launcher.
Russian shelling has continued to pound dozens of other urban centers in eastern and southern Ukraine in recent days, while neighboring armed forces have been at a relative standstill along the eastern front in Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts.
It comes as Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that Moscow’s military ‘task’ in Ukraine was now advancing from the eastern Donbass region, a clear acknowledgment that over the past five months The war aims have expanded.