Locals in Ukraine give food to Russian soldier, help him video call his mother; watch video here

In the now-viral video, a young Russian soldier can be seen sipping some tea and consuming bread as he tries to calm himself down

Locals in Ukraine give food to Russian soldier, help him video call his mother; watch video here

Screengrab from the video. Credit: Twitter/@ChristopherJM

Amid the Russia-Ukraine conflict, a heart-warming video is currently making headlines, showcasing how people are coming out to help each other in times of need, irrespective of the animosity between their countries.

The clip shows Ukrainian citizens providing food to a Russian soldier amid the war around them. This heart-warming video of Ukrainians has racked up over one million views on social media.

In the now-viral video, a young Russian soldier can be seen sipping some tea and consuming bread as he tries to calm himself down. Further in the clip, a woman standing next to him is seen making a video call to his home in Russia.

As soon as the call connects, the soldier begins sobbing. The clip sees him becoming emotional while interacting with his family. The people around him pat his back to calm the man down.

Watch the video here:

Meanwhile, a translation provided by The U.S. Sun states that a bystander in the video is heard saying, “These young men, it’s not their fault. They don’t know why they are here.” Another man in the clip joins the conversation, asserting that the soldiers got lost since they were using old maps. Shared on Twitter by Christopher Miller, a BuzzFeed News correspondent, the 1.42-minute video has been viewed more than 1.2 million times till date. Additionally, Miller also mentioned in his caption that the video was also being circulated on Telegram. The clip garnered a variety of reactions on the internet. Many users on social media were touched by the kindness displayed by the Ukrainian locals.

Others wrote that the soldier gulping the food indicated that he had been hungry for a long time.

Some people stated that sharing videos of war prisoners went against the norms of Geneva Convention.

The war between Russia and Ukraine continues since Moscow ordered its troops to invade its pro-Western neighbour on 24 February.

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