Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky shared photos of Mariupol before Russia’s brutal aggression on his Telegram channel.
“This was Mariupol before the invasion of Russian troops. A beautiful city of half a million people. There are currently virtually no undamaged buildings there. There is no Mariupol. And there is also no Viktor Dedov who took these photos” – Zelensky wrote.
The photographs are made by the Ukrainian journalist and director of Mariupol TV Sigma, Viktor Dedov, who was killed by Russian aggressors on March 11, according to Ukrinform, which quoted the Facebook post by Serhiy Tomilenko, president of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU).
“The death of another Ukrainian journalist due to the Russian occupation has been confirmed – the chief director, senior operator of the Mariupol TV channel Sigma-TV Viktor Dedov” – Tomilenko wrote.
The photo gallery shared by President Zelenski includes a portrait of the author of the photographs of the once beautiful Mariupol, Viktor Dedov.