As Moscow’s military offensive in Ukraine continues for day 42, a heartbreaking image from Kyiv has surfaced on the internet. The image shows the dog sitting beside the dead body of his owner, reported to have been killed by the Russian Armed Forces.
Local reports mentioned that the dog has refused to leave the side of his human friend and has been sitting beside him. A local media outlet has shared the picture alongside the caption, “The dog does not leave its owner, who was killed by the Russian invaders. Kyiv region.
Meanwhile, animal rights organization UAnimals has claimed that 355 dogs have died in animal shelters in Borodyanka in Kyiv Oblast during the occupation of Russian armed forces, as per reports. The animal died as the food and water could not be delivered to the shelter, and only 150 dogs were able to survive.
On seeing the heartbreaking image, netizens have flooded the internet with emotional reactions. One netizen wrote, “I do not know it is like they are cold with no heart, soul or empathy. I dreaded all day these images. hurts my heart and soul.” Another user wrote, “The dog does not understand the situation. He is awaiting his owner to wake up. It is so sad and shows his true and unconditional love and loyalty.” Another user tweeted, “It can break a dog’s heart just like it does people, but who will know how to console the dog or care enough.”
On February 24, the President of Russia has made an announcement about the military operation in Ukraine. In a recent development, the Ukrainian Defence Ministry, on Wednesday, April 6, in a post released on social media, made an announcement that the Russian armed forces continue to carry out a full-scale operation against Ukraine.
It further added that the Russian troops continue to focus on preparing for an offensive operation to gain control over Donetsk and Luhansk. The Russian Armed Forces continue to fire on defence complex, logistics infrastructure and residential areas of Ukrainian cities. The Armed Forces of Ukraine have destroyed eight cruise missiles of Russia on April 5.