Oleg Fedko: Ukrainian cop's family, including newborn, slaughtered by Russian troops

Russian troops reportedly murdered a Ukrainian cop's family as his brother heard it all on a phone call


                            Oleg Fedko: Ukrainian cop's family, including newborn, slaughtered by Russian troops
Fedko's parents (L), Sofia (C), Fedko with Irina and Evan (R) (Facebook, Facebook, Twitter)
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Russian troops reportedly murdered a Ukrainian cop's family, including his six-tear-old daughter and his newborn baby, as his brother heard it all on a phone call. The 30-year-old policeman, Oleg Fedko, was working in the Kherson region when his partner and his parents picked up his kids to ensure they were safe. 

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Oleg's brother Denis Fedko told local media that he was on the phone with their mother, Anna, when he heard her begging Russian troops to not hurt them. He then heard gunshots as everyone in the two cars was slaughtered. “I kept hearing my mother yelling that there were children [in the car] and ‘How can you [do that]?'” Denis said, saying he heard newborn baby Ivan “crying loudly.” “And then I heard shots,” he added. “Then there was silence … and then shots again. There were two bursts, each two to three shots long. I realized they were finishing them off."

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The brothers' 56-year-old parents were killed, so was the cop's partner, Irina, 27. Their two kids -- baby Ivan and six-year-old Sofia -- were also slaughtered . 

While some Russian troops are killing mercilessly, there are others who are finding it hard to gun down civilians -- an assurance that while evil prevails, there is no dearth of goodness either. A video that has surfaced on social media shows a Russian soldier breaking down in tears when kind Ukrainians offered him food and tea. It is being reported that he was among a group of Russian soldiers who surrendered to the Ukrainian resistance.

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Another Russian soldier's chilling last text obtained after he died said that his comrades were “bombing all of the cities” and “even targeting civilians", Ukraine’s ambassador to the United Nations Sergiy Kyslytsya said. Kyslytsya read out the messages, written in Russian, during an emergency special session of the UN General Assembly.

The soldier's mother responds by asking him where he is so she can send him a care package. The soldier tells her, "I just want to hang myself now." “What are you talking about? What happened?” the mother asks. “Mom, I’m in Ukraine,” her son answers. “There is a real war raging here. I am afraid. We are bombing all of the cities, together. Even targeting civilians. We were told that they would welcome us and they are falling under our armored vehicles, throwing themselves under the wheels and not allowing us to pass. They call us fascists. Mama, this is so hard.”

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Kyslytsya’s reading of the texts is part of an attempt to turn Russian hearts against Vladimir Putin. Members of the Committee of Soldiers' Mothers of Russia have allegedly claimed that some of Putin's young soldiers sent to fight in Ukraine were actually tricked into enlisting. Members of the group claim soldiers, who were sent to the conflict, were taken to the border on the pretense of doing practice drills. The committee reported that if the soldiers tried to back out, they were beaten.

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