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By Samuel Alioto
Observer Staff Writer 

Reporter from Kyiv Posts Photo of Russian War Dead Sprawled On a Burning Tank

Claims that the Russians are holding 40 hostages at northern Kyiv's Hostomel airport.


Some of the finest war photography tweeted in the Russo-Ukraine war, is by a reporter for the Kyiv Independent named Illia Ponomarenko. He posted this photo of Russian soldiers sprawled out on the top of a tank, from a village outside of Kyiv.

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He also claims that Russian soldiers are keeping 40 civilians as hostages near the Kyiv airport. "In this residential compound in Hostomel, Russia's 31st Airborne Brigade troops are right now holding nearly 40 civilians hiding in the basement. No comms with any of them yet. We need to rescue the hostages," he tweeted.

He points out that Former US President Barack Obama apparently reads the Kyiv Independent, his newspaper, based on this post:

Separately, NBC newsman @richardengel tweeted that he believes the Ukrainian figure of over 6000 Russian military casualties (i.e. war dead), is correct.


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