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Liza was killed by a Russian missile right in the midtown of Vinnytsia, Urkaine.
“The funeral took place as footage emerged of the girl’s badly wounded mother, Iryna, …Lying in a hospital bed… she told reporters:
“The world doesn’t care. It sees what is happening but it does not protect us. How many times have we asked to close the sky? And the world just looks at how Ukraine is being murdered. Our children are being murdered, our soldiers and our people.
“Protect us from this tyrant,” she said, referring to Vladimir Putin, “because after us he will go further and destroy everything.” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/17/ukraine-mourners-bury-four-year-old-liza-as-russian-attacks-intensify
Liza was killed by a Russian missile right in the midtown of Vinnytsia, Urkaine and Maksym Zharly 7 years old also died in Vinnytsia that day. See the video: https://youtu.be/oE44HLvgavA
(As shown in the video, Liza was walking behind the baby carriage/pram)
“Liza: The Treasured Child Killed By A Russian Missile
July 15, 2022 12:56 GMT By RFE/RL https://www.rferl.org/a/photos-child-killed-russian-missile-ukraine-vinnytsya-liza/31944938.html (See lots of photos at link.) A special-needs girl was one of at least 23 people killed in a July 14 missile strike on the Ukrainian city of Vinnytsya. Until the very day of the attack, the child’s mother had documented the struggles and joy of raising a child with Down syndrome.
One week after these flower-themed photos were made, several Kalibr cruise missiles struck Vinnytsya, a city to the southwest of Kyiv and far from invading Russian forces.
The missiles killed at least 23 people, including Elizaveta, who was 4 years old. Her mother, Iryna, lost a leg in the attack and is reportedly in a coma. https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-counterattack-strikes-kherson/31943040.html
Iryna wrote that she and her partner learned that Liza was a special-needs child while she was still in the womb.
“When we learned about the pregnancy, we were extremely happy. The perfect picture of the family was immediately drawn in our heads. But fate decided differently,” Iryna recalled in an Instagram post. “We were about to go through pain, disappointment in others, humiliation, and fear.”
Iryna says she was told by medical experts, “You are young. Why do you need a sick child?”
The couple chose to go ahead, despite knowing their baby would have serious health issues. Both were determined “to show Liza the world, not hide her between four walls.”
When Liza was 7 months old, she underwent heart surgery. In the hospital, Iryna described watching “how our girl was taken out of the operating room and transferred to intensive care. Covered in wires, drips…. So small and defenseless.”
After more than five hours of waiting, the parents were told the operation had been a success.
Liza celebrating her first birthday in March 2019. In the description on her blog on Instagram, Iryna wrote simply: “I am the mother of an angel.”
In June 2019, Iryna announced that “Liza sat down herself! Without support!” She added: “Only a little thing for some, but for us it’s incredible.… For us, Liza is a fighter and a hero, a strong little girl whom we love to the point of madness.”
“For us mothers of special-needs children, every new skill is a great joy — behind which is a lot of work,” Iryna wrote.
A 2019 photo of Iryna relaxing in a park in southern Kyiv as her daughter sleeps in a pram with white-rimmed wheels.
The body of Liza in a censored photo distributed by Ukraine’s State Emergency Service after the July 14 missile strike on Vinnytsya.
Soon after the missile attack, Ukraine’s first lady, Olena Zelenska, tweeted: “Today, we all were horrified by a photo of an overturned baby carriage from Vinnytsya. And then, reading the news, I realized that I know this girl. Knew…. I will not write all the words I want to, to those who killed her. I will write to you about [Liza].
“We met while recording a video for Christmas holidays. The little girl managed to paint with dye not only herself, her dress, but also all the other children, me, the cameramen and the director just in half an hour…. Look at her, alive, please. Crying with her loved ones.” https://twitter.com/ZelenskaUA/status/1547691923036467202
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“Ukraine mourners bury four-year-old Liza as Russian attacks intensify https://www.theguardian.com
The funeral took place as footage emerged of the girl’s badly wounded mother, Iryna, clearly distraught and speaking to a local television channel after regaining consciousness.
Lying in a hospital bed, with a video of her daughter visible on her phone, she told reporters: “The world doesn’t care. It sees what is happening but it does not protect us. How many times have we asked to close the sky? And the world just looks at how Ukraine is being murdered. Our children are being murdered, our soldiers and our people.
“Protect us from this tyrant,” she said, referring to Vladimir Putin, “because after us he will go further and destroy everything.”
Twenty-two other people were killed in the attack, and one person is still missing.
As Liza was buried, Russian rockets and missiles continued to pound Ukrainian towns and cities amid warnings that a renewed Moscow offensive could target the region around north-eastern Kharkiv – from where Russian troops had partially withdrawn – as well as the eastern Donetsk region, which is seen as the Kremlin’s principal focus.” Excerpt courtesy of Guardian News & Media Ltd. See the article here “Ukraine mourners bury four-year-old Liza as Russian attacks intensify”, 17 July 2022: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/17/ukraine-mourners-bury-four-year-old-liza-as-russian-attacks-intensify