Bellator Welterweight Champion Yaroslav Amosov has given a harrowing update on the situation in Ukraine. The Bellator fighter posted a video on Instagram last day and criticized the Russian report that are out in the public.
“Terrible things are happening. I don’t understand those people who don’t believe what is going on in our country, they watch their TV and think everything is okay here. They believe that you [the Russian people] are saving us. You’re not saving us, I don’t know how people of Ukraine will forgive Russia for what they did to our country. And this is not even the end,” he said in his Instagram video [h/t MMA Fighting].
He also noted that the Russians are dropping bombs on Orphanages and shooting civilians.
“We are defending ourselves. Russian troops came to our territory and they talk about saving us? It’s very interesting to me, who did you save in this house? And this is just a fraction of it. It drops [a shell] on orphanages and regular houses. They shoot at civilians,” he added.
Russia began an invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022, in an escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian War that began in 2014. It is the largest conventional military attack in Europe since World War II.
Amosov went on to note that many people are dying in Ukraine due to the conflict and that he cannot explain the situation through words.
“Many people are dying. I don’t know how you can tell a person who lives in Ukraine what goes on here. I see it with my own eyes, I can hear it — well, I’m sure you guys can hear it. Our country will defend itself, our country will win. Our people are cohesive and our country is the best country in the world,” he said.
As per reports, nearly 600 people have died during the invasion but certain contradicting reports suggest that the numbers are much larger. Close to three million people are displaced due to the war.