Gran, who fled the bombed Ukrainian city, tells of her horror when she saw her son killed by a Russian missile
A GRAN who fled a bomb-ravaged Ukrainian city has spoken of the horror of seeing her son killed by a Russian missile in her backyard.
Lydia Davidova, 80, narrowly survived the explosion in Bakhmut triggered under Russia’s Wagner Group’s scorched earth policy.
But her son Ihor, 60, was killed.
She said, “I saw Ihor lying on the ground.
“His injuries were terrible.
“I could tell right away he was dead.”
The rocket had torn open a crater four meters wide and two meters deep.
Brave volunteers conducted artillery barrages to rescue them, and local charity Globa22 found their food and shelter.
Meanwhile, Ukraine has reportedly changed plans for a major counter-offensive in the spring after leaking classified US documents.
Western intelligence documents also reported that a Russian jet nearly shot down an RAF spy plane over the Black Sea in September.
Defense Secretary Ben Wallace told Parliament that Russian warplanes were circling the RAF plane and one “launched a missile nearby”.