Four-year-old girl, who was killed in a missile attack in Ukraine, died in her family’s presence. Her mother, however unknowing, remained in intensive medical care.
Liza Dmytrieva was killed in the Russian attack on the central city Vinnytsia. Iryna Dmytrieva, her mother, was left in “grave condition” in the intensive care unit after the blast.
Fearing that it might affect her condition, Liza’s family didn’t tell Liza.
They were heading to see Liza’s speech therapist , when they were caught up in the blast.
There were at least 24 others who were also killed, including two children aged seven and eight years old, and more than 200 people who were injured.
Vinnytsia’s Transfiguration cathedral of 18th century was where the little girl was laid down on Sunday. She wore a crown made of white flowers.
“Look, my flowers!” “Look how many people came here to you,” Larysa Dmytryshyna, her grandmother whispered, as she held the little girl in her arms and laid beside her in an open coffin filled with flowers and teddy bears.
Artem Dmytriev was Liza’s father and he stood still crying.
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Video of a young girl who was killed during the Russian strike’s last minutes
According to the Associated Press Vitalii Holoskevych, an Orthodox priest, also wept.
He spoke in a deep, trembling voice, “Because every burial means grief for all of us.” We are losing our sisters and brothers.
“We know that evil can’t win.”
The family fled Kyiv (the capital) to seek Vinnytsia, in the southwest. Vinnytsia was relatively safe until Thursday, when the war began.
Russia was focusing on the eastern Donbass region but is now pounding other locations in an effort to seize territory from Ukraine and crush its leaders, civilians and troops as the war approaches the five-month mark.
A Russian submarine launched cruise missile strikes against Vinnytsia. These were the latest incidents to kill civilians and provoke international outrage since President Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion on February 24.
The family posted a short video of Liza struggling to reach the handlebars and pushing her own pram. She was wearing a white jacket and white trousers as she walked through the city shortly before the explosions started.
Ukraine’s emergency services posted photos of her dead body lying on the ground beside her blood-stained pram after the Russian missile attack.
These photos and videos have become viral.