Aged just 26, Olga, a young refugee, was shocked when she discovered her deceased mother by recognizing her hand in a photo posted on social networks.
Since then, this photo has gone around the world. Because the whole planet was horrified by the images of Boutcha, where civilians were visibly massacred. Some were found dead with their hands tied behind their backs, others on their bikes.
Among the many victims of these abuses was Irina, 45. It was Anastasia who first recognized her. Indeed, the professional make-up artist immediately made the connection between this woman with red nails, with the exception of one (covered by a small heart), and one of her clients whom she had seen a few days earlier. “She had the same nails,” says the young woman to BFMTV.
I thought I would find my mother in a hospital, (…) I recognized her, dead, in this photo.
Pained by this discovery, she posted two photos on Instagram, one of which was taken on February 23, just before Putin launched his offensive in Ukraine. It was then that Olga, the victim’s daughter, recognized her mother. Broken for this discovery, the young woman explains her feelings to our colleagues from BFM: “After months of research, I thought I would find my mother in a hospital. I recognized her, dead, in this photo.”
“I had no news from my mother, I thought she had remained hidden in a cellar. Then I learned that she had been shot at, that she had received a burst of bullets”, continues the young woman. “Today, I am 26, and I feel like I died with her,” concludes the young woman, who hopes to recover her mother’s body, even if it may take time according to the authorities. Ukrainians.