In one video, the young Russian prisoner was seen kissing his mother as he burst into tears and she told him: “Everything will be fine, my son.”
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A surrendered Russian soldier shed tears as Ukrainian civilians gave him food and helped him call his mother.
The young prisoner was seen in a short video posted on social media drinking tea and eating cake before kissing during a video call.
After he burst into tears, his mother told him, “Everything will be fine, my son.”
A male voice off camera is heard in Ukrainian: “These young men, it’s not their fault. They don’t know why they’re here.
“They’re using the old map, they’ve lost it.”
On Twitter, the video was captioned: “Russian soldiers, surrender, Ukrainians will feed you, just surrender.”
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It comes as Russia ramps up its devastating attacks on major Ukrainian cities, with officials warning a “total genocide” is underway.
Vladimir Putin unleashed a 15-hour shelling on the southern port city of Mariupol, while Kharkiv came under heavy shelling as Moscow’s troops continued their assault on the capital, Kyiv.
Sergiy Orlov, deputy mayor of Mariupol, for the Black Sea, said that entire districts were razed with the city besieged by invading forces when artillery fell.
He said medics couldn’t even get in to retrieve the bodies of the dead because the Kremlin tried to bomb the city into submission using “medieval” tactics.
“We are close to a humanitarian disaster,” he said. “Russian forces are several kilometers away on all sides.
The disdain for the war within Russia continues to grow, with the authorities constantly reacting harshly.
An elderly survivor of the Siege of Leningrad during World War II was taken away by police in St Petersburg during an anti-war protest.
Yelena Osipova was filmed holding two banners during the protest, as campaigners applauded in unison.
But two police officers wearing helmets then entered and dragged the woman away in distress.
In the next clip, a Russian mother is seen trying to explain to her seven-year-old daughter why they were arrested.
Together with a group of other mothers and their children, Ekaterina Zavizion and her daughter Sofya laid flowers outside the Ukrainian embassy in Moscow.
The children also made ‘No to War’ posters, before they were all charged by armed officers and put in police cars first and then in cells.
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The video shows Ekaterina and Sofya talking through the metal cage, holding hands over the grill.
Police took them by truck to the Presnenskoye station, where their phones were confiscated.
The officers are said to have shouted at the parents and threatened them that the children could be taken care of and that they would lose all parental rights.
In the video, Ekaterina is heard saying to her daughter: “They don’t want a lot of people gathered in one space.”
Then the child asked: “Why are you sitting there?”
And her mother replied, “Everything will be fine, do you trust me?”
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