February 20, 2024

NIZHYN, Ukraine: A Ukrainian soldier who was posthumously awarded a medal after a broadly shared video confirmed him declaring “Glory to Ukraine” earlier than apparently being shot useless, was commemorated with a statue in his northern hometown on Saturday.
The video shared in March confirmed a person the army later named as Oleksandr Matsievskiy, a sniper with a unit from the area of Chernihiv, saying “Slava Ukraini,” a phrase greater than a century previous that has turn into a well-liked expression of resistance to Russia’s February 2022 invasion.