A monument dedicated to the Ukrainian hero born in the Republic of Moldova, who was shot by Russian soldiers after saying ‘Glory to Ukraine,’ was inaugurated yesterday at the National Museum of History and Architecture in Kiev.
Sculptor Oleg Tios spent two months studying the face of Alexandr Matievsky from photographs and videos. The hero’s mother was also present at the inauguration.
Recall that at the beginning of March, a video was published showing a Ukrainian prisoner being shot by Russians for saying ‘Glory to Ukraine.’
On March 12, President Volodymyr Zelensky posthumously decorated the soldier born on May 10, 1980, in Chisinau.
In 2008, he moved with his family to Ukraine, to the city of Nizhyn. After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Alexandr volunteered to defend the Chernihiv region. He had an 18-year-old son.