Orphaned girl was taken and used in Russian propaganda. Now, she tells her story

Kira Obedinsky was orphaned by war. She was taken from her hometown of Mariupol to a hospital in a Russian-controlled area of eastern Ukraine. She has now been reunited in Kyiv with her grandfather, and she spoke to CNN for the first time about her ordeal. CNN's Matt Rivers reports. #CNN #News


  1. “An appeaser is someone who feeds crocodiles, hoping to be the last to be eaten.” Winston Churchill 1939

    1. “Unlimited power in the hands of limited people always leads to cruelty.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn-The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

  2. This just brings tears. There is no way to measure the impact of all that’s happened to this innocent little girl.

  3. “Those who supported, appeased or ignored Vladimir Putin, must be shamed for creating a monster.” Garry Kasparov/Former World Chess Champion/Prominent Russian Dissident & Opponent of Vladimir Putin

  4. What a beautiful girl and so is her grand father, both so brave.
    It was very heart warming to see President Zelenskyy visit her and offer an iPad to her.
    Don’t troll me for saying so either.
    Giving a child an iPad is a good gesture. If I could buy one for a Ukraine child who has lost theirs, I would gladly be without money for a little while to do so.

    1. @Sir Colin Lesley Rowling I completely agree! I don’t understand how they can do it either. No conscience or soul. I think the spirit has been psychologically and/or physically beaten out of them

    2. Check out Patrick Lancaster, here on youtube. He is an American journalist who has been in Eastern Ukraine from the start. We are being lied to.

    3. @WuWuWuTangTangTang I read your previous comments about iPad. There is no slavery, the components are largely made in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and to a lesser extent Germany.
      China then assembles them.
      Please at least use Google and search for recent practices after 2012. It’s no wonder you would pay Patrick to give you information, you are so easily fooled into being conned yourself

  5. The trauma and horror that this young girl had to go through is heartbreaking. How Russian news outlets would even try to paint what had happened to this girl in a positive way is sickening!

  6. I’m from Ukraine . now there are many such children , many of them are killed . Every day bombs fall and civilians die. Farmers cannot work in the fields. Everything is mined. We are very grateful to all countries for their help. May God bless you.

    1. I am so sorry this is happening to you. None of you deserved such horrible tragedy. I hope you win soon and send those orcs packing back to their hellish country. Love from Slovakia.

    2. You guys stand up fighting against Russia. Ukraine 🇺🇦 will leave a name in history! I hope Elon Musk can ship Putler to Mars ASAP, where he can draw as many red lines as he pleases.

  7. Although I don’t believe in hell, if there is one Putin and all his cronies will definitely have a place reserved.

    1. He lost his son,he can’t let go of his grandchild even if it means going through hell.

  8. This is so disgusting!!!! How can Russians do this to a 12 year old little girl! My heart breaks she lost both parents at 12 how can these Russians live with themselves

  9. So glad dear Kira is now with family, but how tragically sad. I think of how many other Ukrainian children and adults are still in Russian captivity. They are in my prayers!

  10. Nobody deserves this hell especially a child!! 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 for all the families going through hell!! ❤🇺🇲🇺🇦

  11. Thank God. I was sure she would never see her grandfather again. I’m glad she’s back with her family instead of those monsters

  12. As a Russian citizen I can stress enough that any war equals hell. Everyone is losing during any war. Every war was is and will be a lost and losses for humanity.

  13. So sad for all that poor young girl has suffered and lost. But so very happy that she still had a grandfather living in Kyiv, who fought to get her back out of Russian hands and she is now with family and will hopefully, in time, heal (as much as possible from such trauma and loss at such a young age) and be happy again. 😘😘❤️❤️💛🇺🇦💙❤️🇺🇲

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