Liza Dmytriyeva, a 4-year-old with Down syndrome, died when a flash of fire and metallic shrapnel erupted near her and her mother during a walk in Vinnytsia, Ukraine. Her mother, Iryna, lost a leg and remains unconscious.
The death of Liza Dmytriyeva, a 4-year-old with Down syndrome, encapsulated the brutality of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
A toddler with Down syndrome was happily pushing a stroller through a Ukraine park before a Russian missile landed. “I want to shout out to the whole world,” an anguished survivor of the attack cried.
Liza Dmytriyeva was captured in an Instagram video posted by her mother shortly before the attack in Vinnytsia on Thursday.