Zelensky’s wife begs media to ‘tell the terrible truth’ that Putin’s forces are killing children

Ukrainian President Zelensky’s wife has pleaded with the media to ‘tell the terrible truth’ that Putin’s troops are killing children ‘knowingly and cynically’.

Olena Zelenska took to Instagram to say Russians have been killing Ukrainian children since Putin’s forces invaded on February 24.

She asked NATO to set up a no-fly zone over Ukraine to “save our children, because tomorrow it will save yours”.

She said: “Russian occupiers are killing Ukrainian children. Consciously and cynically.

Olena Zelenska (pictured) took to Instagram to say Russians have been killing Ukrainian children since Putin’s forces invaded on February 24

An 18-month-old boy named Kirill (pictured being carried by his father) was fatally injured in the southern city of Mariupol after Russian forces shelled Ukraine's second city just minutes after an agreed ceasefire on Saturday.

An 18-month-old boy named Kirill (pictured being carried by his father) was fatally injured in the southern city of Mariupol after Russian forces shelled Ukraine’s second city just minutes after an agreed ceasefire on Saturday.

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She wrote: “When people in Russia say that their troops do no harm to the civilian population, show them these pictures!”

‘I have to tell you about it. At least 38 children have already died in Ukraine.

“And this figure could increase at this very moment because of the bombing of our peaceful cities!

“When people in Russia say their troops are not harming the civilian population, show them these pictures!”

Devastating footage shows the father of an 18-month-old boy named Kirill running through a hospital in Ukraine with his dying son

Devastating footage shows the father of an 18-month-old boy named Kirill running through a hospital in Ukraine with his dying son

Grieving parents kissed the lifeless body of their son lying on a stretcher in the besieged city after the area was shelled by Russian forces.

Grieving parents kissed the lifeless body of their son lying on a stretcher in the besieged city after the area was shelled by Russian forces.

Footage has laid bare the barbarism and horror of the Russian invasion of Ukraine as the parents of 18-month-old Kirill were seen grieving for their son after the toddler was killed by gunmen Russian bombings.

Footage has laid bare the barbarism and horror of the Russian invasion of Ukraine as the parents of 18-month-old Kirill were seen grieving for their son after the toddler was killed by gunmen Russian bombings.

An 18-month-old boy named Kirill was fatally injured in the southern city of Mariupol after Russian forces shelled Ukraine’s second-largest city minutes after a ceasefire was agreed on Saturday.

Kirill’s devastated mother Marina Yatsko and her boyfriend Fedor were then seen grieving as they embraced the lifeless body of their son lying on a stretcher in the besieged city.

And yesterday, in some of the most harrowing scenes of the war so far, the bodies of those killed in the mortar attack were seen lying motionless on a road.

Beside them were suitcases packed before what they hoped would be a trip to safety. There was even a pet carrier among the luggage.

A mother and two children were killed and the father was injured by a mortar shell in Irpin near Kiev on Sunday as hundreds of civilians sought safety

A mother and two children were killed and the father was injured by a mortar shell in Irpin near Kiev on Sunday as hundreds of civilians sought safety

A person who tried to flee with his family, lies on the ground after the shelling of the Russian army at the Irpin evacuation point

A person who tried to flee with his family, lies on the ground after the shelling of the Russian army at the Irpin evacuation point

Three members of the same family were among those killed when Vladimir Putin’s forces attacked Irpin, a town 20 km from Kiev.

Horrific footage has captured the terrifying experience of mothers, fathers, grandparents and children fleeing Russian artillery fire.

On day 11 of the conflict, men, women and children have been needlessly targeted and their neighborhoods reduced to rubble.

Across Ukraine, Red Cross-brokered ceasefires have been broken and humanitarian corridors have been closed. The British government said Russia was targeting “populated areas” to break the resistance of the Ukrainian people.

The use of this heinous tactic was indisputable last night despite Putin’s denials and disinformation emanating from Moscow.

Ms Zelenska added: ‘Show them the faces of those children who didn’t even have the chance to grow up. How many more children have to die to convince Russian troops to stop shooting and allow humanitarian corridors?

On day 11 of the conflict, men, women and children have been needlessly targeted and their neighborhoods reduced to rubble.  Pictured: The Zelensky family

On day 11 of the conflict, men, women and children have been needlessly targeted and their neighborhoods reduced to rubble. Pictured: The Zelensky family

“We need corridors in the hottest cities in Ukraine right now!” Hundreds of children die there in basements without food or medical care.

“Russian soldiers shoot at families trying to leave the buildings. They also kill volunteers who try to help.

“I call on all impartial media in the world!

“Tell this terrible truth: Russian invaders are killing Ukrainian children.

“Tell that to Russian mothers, let them know exactly what their sons are doing here in Ukraine.

“Show these photos to Russian women – your husbands, brothers, compatriots are killing Ukrainian children!”

“Let them know that they are personally responsible for the death of every Ukrainian child because they gave their tacit consent to these crimes.

“To NATO countries: close the skies over Ukraine! Save our children, because tomorrow he will save yours!

Just days ago, a captured Russian soldier pleaded with his family not to believe Moscow’s “propaganda” that Putin’s troops were killing children in Ukraine.

A soldier, who was captured by Ukrainian forces, has urged people not to trust what they hear on Russian television, saying the Kremlin

In a video shared on Facebook by Ukraine's Security Service, the soldier claims that Russian troops are killing civilians and babies in Ukraine.

A soldier, who was captured by Ukrainian forces, has urged people not to trust what they hear on Russian TV, saying the Kremlin is “brainwashing” people.

The soldier, who was captured by Ukrainian forces, urged people not to trust what they hear on Russian TV as he claimed the Kremlin was “brainwashing”.

In a video shared on Facebook by Ukraine’s Security Service, the soldier claims that Russian troops are killing civilians and babies in Ukraine.

He said, ‘What’s going on here [in the Ukraine] it’s all Russia’s fault. Neither Ukraine nor anyone else. They [Russian troops] killing civilians. Babies are murdered.

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