Pro-Russian Sniper Known As Snow White Is ‘Liquidated’ In Ukraine

DONBASS, Ukraine -- A sniper known as Snow White has been killed in eastern Ukraine, according to reports from the region.

Anastasia Slobodyanyuk, nicknamed Snow White, is said to have been killed in eastern Ukraine.

Pro-Putin fighter Anastasia Slobodyanyuk, 26, who was hailed for her ‘exceptional courage’ in bloody battles in the region, is said to have been killed by a Ukrainian sniper.

A Twitter message read: ‘Today in Donbass in Spartak district our sniper wiped out Snow White, bitch, murderer, sadist. Givi “got back” his sweetheart.’

She is said to have joined fighters after witnessing the funeral of a five-year-old girl in a siege in Slavyansk in 2014.

‘When she saw a photograph of the little girl with bows and in a white dress with a doll in the coffin, she knew that she just could not live at home any longer – she would not forgive herself,’ said one account.

She was quoted as saying: ‘The unacceptable cannot be accepted. If you don’t stop the evil, you become evil yourself.’

In fact, she had earlier fought in the battle for Donetsk Airport, when she was praised for her bravery and ‘hatred of cowardice’.

‘I saw how this girl worked at Donetsk airport, and I know she can become a warrior,’ said an account by journalist Gennady Dubovoy.

She was wounded when she was taking out an injured and carried his heavy backpack. And some two hours later she was keen to get back into battle.

‘Soldiers from different brigades were there at that time, some had to be pushed. And this girl reacted with disgust to any signs of cowardice.’

Her boyfriend was rebel commander Mikhail ‘Givi’ Tolstykh, who was killed in February this year by a Shmel flamethrower rocket.

He had been on the EU sanctions list.

Her toll of victims is not known but pro-Ukrainian forces expressed elation when claiming her death.

She had refused to say why she had chosen the name Snow White but replied: ‘I am not from a fairy tale, I am from Crimea. It takes years to become a skilful sniper. ‘Now I am just a good shooter who does not use Kalashnikov but sniper’s gun. I am doing my best and I know I will succeed because there is no evil in me.’

After medical treatment in Russia, she vowed to return early to fight again.

‘Most of all I am afraid of shame if I did nothing when the fate of country was determined, and the fate of my future children,’ she said.

‘The war taught me to value the life, to live today because there may be no tomorrow. ‘But if I am alive tomorrow, I want to give birth to a son and to bring him up a true man – a Russian soldier who will protect vulnerable and not hide in shelters like the majority of Russian men.’

Reports of her death have not been disputed by officials in the DPR.

Source: Metro UK