Soldier’s mother receives letter from son’s killers

2014/07/31 • War in the Donbas

This a story of war in the age of social media. A Ukrainian soldier died in June during an ambush by separatists in eastern Ukraine. At the same time, a separatist fighter posted social media messages bragging about the deaths of Ukrainian soldiers caught in an ambush. Days later, the rebels sent the dead soldier’s mother a letter saying they killed her son for invading their land. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service)