"DPR" sniper kills Ukrainian soldier, uses child as human shield (Photo)

15:19, 20 December 2019
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The dead soldier's bulletproof vest  / Photo from the 28th separate motorized rifle brigade / Facebook

The relevant photo was posted by the 28th brigade on Facebook on December 20.

The child was spotted by the brigade's reconnaissance group shortly before the fatal shot.

"Yes, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. There is a child in the photo. A little girl is playing while an enemy sniper is working. Is the enemy aware that we will not make a single shot while, even theoretically, the child can be endangered? Obviously, he is," the post said.

A little girl is playing while an enemy sniper is working / Photo from the 28th separate motorized rifle brigade / Facebook

According to the Ukrainian military, the enemy takes advantage of the presence of children in the forefront.

"No words can describe such atrocious tactics. The child is at the position. This cannot be understood, cannot be forgiven. This is it – the enemy's true face. A person who is hiding behind a tiny child's back," the brigade said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference on March 4, 2014, told journalists that Russian troops would stay behind the backs of Ukrainian women and children to "protect" Russian-speaking Ukrainians.

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