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Ukrainian survives after being shot in the face and buried alive by Russian soldiers

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A Ukrainian man is fortunate to be alive after he was seized by Russian troops, shot within the face, certain by the palms and toes, and thrown right into a grave alongside his brother.

 

Mykola Kulichenko, from the village of Vyshneve, simply outdoors Kyiv within the Bucha Raion of Kyiv Oblast, was put in a gap alongside his older brother on March 18, by Russian troopers who believed he was useless.

 

He and his two brothers have been at residence when the home was raided. The troopers have been angered once they found that Mykola’s brother Eugene had served within the Ukrainian Military and that the brothers’ grandfather’s battle medals have been on show.

 

Mykola informed a information crew that they have been then tortured and executed.

 

The three brothers have been shot and Mykola’s two brothers died immediately. Their sister Iryna escaped as a result of she was in a neighbour’s home on the time.

 

“Slam! And the blood flowed by means of my physique,” he mentioned of the second the bullet hit his face after he and his brothers have been taken to an outdated sawmill to be executed.

 

The bullet entered by means of his cheek on the proper hand aspect of his face, earlier than bursting out by means of the delicate tissue beneath his proper ear.

 

Ukrainian survives after?being shot in the face and buried alive by Russian soldiers

 

He defined how he escaped the grave the place he and his useless brother Dima had been thrown into.

 

He mentioned: “I pushed Dima out on my own. I obtained out and Dima fell in my place.”

 

Ukrainian survives after?being shot in the face and buried alive by Russian soldiers

 

Miraculously, he survived. He pushed himself out of the grave and walked to the closest village, previous a Russian checkpoint.

 

He was helped by an aged resident referred to as Valentine, who mentioned: “I noticed that he was overwhelmed, bruised and all lined in earth. I invited him to the home the place he washed and had breakfast, and I gave him some meals to take with him.”

 

After he left the Good Samaritan’s home, he walked forty kilometres to his personal village the place he lastly noticed a physician.

 

Mykola suffered two damaged ribs however the bullet to the face did not have an effect on any very important organs, and his wounds have now healed, although the scars stay.

 

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