Praskovya Demchuk recalls that she learned about the death of her son in January, before the shocking video hit the net. In early February, the body of the fighter was returned to her, then the mother of the hero did not know how Alexander died.
The mother of Alexander Matsievsky, a soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who was shot by the Russian invaders, spoke about how she saw the footage of the last minutes of her son’s life. This was written on March 18 by The Sun.
According to the mother of the Hero of Ukraine, she learned about the death of her son in January, but then it was not yet known under what circumstances he died.
“In January, I was informed that Alexander was missing. I was only told that there was a battle with the Russians and he was missing. His body was returned in early February as part of the exchange of fallen soldiers, and then I first learned about his death. And then, as if from heaven, this video appeared. And I screamed: “Sasha, Sasha” – that’s what I call it. Everything happened like a revelation – I wanted to know how my son died, and now I saw this, “Praskovya Demchuk said.
Praskovya Demchuk receives the Hero of Ukraine medal from President Zelensky.
Photo: The Sun
The mother of the deceased soldier said that she understood everything by the look of her son – Alexander Matsievsky knew that they were going to kill him.
“When I saw his look at the video, I realized that he could not do anything. He understood that this was the end. Once we agreed that if he was injured and bled, he would call me and say three times: “Yes, yes yes!” But in the video he said: “Glory to Ukraine!” And God gave me the opportunity to hear these words,” recalls Demchuk.
According to her, Alexander is a hardworking, principled and persistent person, he enlisted in the army as soon as the war began.
“Sasha said he couldn’t sit idly by. His grandfather defended his Motherland during World War II. Therefore, he went to war without hesitation. The last time I spoke to him was on December 29 – he called me and told me to pick up the parcel new uniform that he was given. He never had time to put it on,” said the mother of the deceased soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Execution of a prisoner of war for “Glory to Ukraine!”
Recall, on March 6, a video appeared on the network showing the occupiers shooting a Ukrainian prisoner of war for the phrase “Glory to Ukraine.” The OP said that this is an example of “national worthlessness and weakness” of the Russians.
What is known about the executed fighter Alexander Matsievsky
On March 12, the SBU finally confirmed the identity of the fighter who was shot after he said the words “Glory to Ukraine.” It turned out to be a fighter of the 119th separate brigade of the territorial defense of the Chernihiv region Alexander Matsievsky.
On the same day, President Volodymyr Zelensky, in his evening video message, said that he had awarded the title of Hero of Ukraine to the executed military prisoner Oleksandr Matsiyevsky.
At the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Russia, Alexander Matsievsky participated in the defense of his native Chernihiv region and Chernigov. He had no combat experience and had not served in the army before. However, during the hostilities, the man learned to be a sniper and at the end of 2022 he was transferred to the Donetsk region, his brigade was in the Soledar area.
Matsievsky was 42 years old, he has a 19-year-old son. Previously, he studied in Moldova, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said that he is a citizen of this country. However, recently the man lived in the city of Nizhyn.
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