Russian soldier in tears as Ukrainians feed and  help him to video call mom

Russian soldier in tears as Ukrainians feed and help him to video call mom

Ukraine has been invaded by Russian forces on Thursday 24 February. Several reports, videos and social media posts have depicted the pain and suffering locals in several parts of Ukraine have been going through.

However, in the midst of it all, some locals are still lending a helping a hand to Russian soldiers. A video of Ukrainian woman giving a young Russian soldier food, has touched many on social media.


In the touching video, the captured soldier is seen drinking a beverage and eating what seems to be pastry. Just next to him is a woman holding up a phone in front of him. According to the video, he was waiting for a video call with his mother to connect.

The video was tweeted by Matthew Luxmoore, a freelance journalist based in Moscow.

The video has been shared on Ukrainian channels. Luxmoore’s tweet says the soldier “burst into tears when he was allowed to video call his mother. So many of these troops are just teenagers, with absolutely no clue what this war is really for.”

-Matthew Luxmoore


Once the video call goes through, the young soldier breaks down at the sight of his mother. According to Business Insider, the woman holding the phone addresses the woman on the other end as Natasha. She tells Natasha that “everything is fine”.

After a short conversation, in which the soldier’s mother is heard reassuring him that all is well back home in Russia, they say their goodbyes.

“Okay, Natasha, good luck. May God be with you. Everything is fine. Say goodbye,” the woman holding the phone is heard saying. She then tells the worried mother that her son is safe and that he will call her again.


The video received mixed reactions on Twitter. However, many empathised with the young man fighting on the frontline for his country.

“These kids that were conscripted had no clue they were being sent to war. I’m glad they appear to be treated well. Poor guy no doubt just wants to go home to mom,” one Twitter user wrote.

Another user said: “There’s goodness and humanity still left in people. Sometimes we really need to see this.”


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