Heartbreaking moment birthday girl has breakfast at hero dad's grave

Birthday girl at hero father’s grave: Heartbreaking image shows one-year-old eating breakfast next to picture of Ukrainian dad who died defending their country

  • The one-year-old spent her birthday at the grave of her war hero father
  • The soldier was a serviceman of the 93rd Kholodny Yar Mechanised Brigade
  • 关于 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers are thought to have been killed so far
  • On her first birthday, this little girl sits down to breakfast at the grave of her Ukrainian war hero father.

    孩子, wearing a pretty pink dress, points to a photograph of the serviceman, Vladsyslav Soldat, killed defending his country against the Russian invasion.

    The daughter of Vladislav Soldatov, serviceman of the 93rd Mechanized Brigade, who died in the battles against Russian occupiers, spends her first birthday having breakfast at his grave

    The daughter of Vladislav Soldatov, serviceman of the 93rd Mechanized Brigade, who died in the battles against Russian occupiers, spends her first birthday having breakfast at his grave

    At her feet is a plate of bread rolls and a glass of water.

    女孩的妈妈, [object Window], said her pain ‘cannot be expressed in words’.

    ‘My heart is torn,’ she wrote online.

    关于 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers are thought to have been killed since Russia invaded on February 24.

    A Ukrainian tank is in position during heavy fighting on the front line in the Luhansk region, 乌克兰, It's estimated that about 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed since Russia invaded in February

    A Ukrainian tank is in position during heavy fighting on the front line in the Luhansk region, 乌克兰, It’s estimated that about 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed since Russia invaded in February

    The Ukrainian government believes more than 30,000 Russian troops have died, but Western intelligence puts the figure closer to 15,000.

    The picture was shared by the Ukrainian defence ministry which said her father was a serviceman of the 93rd Kholodny Yar Mechanised Brigade.