Joyful moment a husky howls with delight as it is reunited with its master in Bucha after Ukrainian soldiers found it half-dead in abandoned car
- Nessy was discovered when Ukrainian forces took back control of the town
- The animal was separated from its owner while Russian forces occupied Bucha
- Footage released today showed the moment the husky was reunited with owner
- Bucha has been hit by fierce fighting since Russian forces invaded Ukraine
This is the joyful moment a husky howls with delight as it is reunited with its master after Ukrainian soldiers found it half dead in an abandoned car in Bucha.
Nessy was discovered when Ukrainian forces took back control of the town in Kyiv following Russia’s month-long occupation which left the area destroyed and many people dead.
The animal was separated from its owner while Russian forces occupied the town a few weeks ago, but footage released today showed the moment the husky was reunited with its owner.
Nessy is seen running across what appears to be a car park before catching a glimpse of its owner.
The animal then starts running, tail wagging, before reaching them and howling with sheer joy at being reunited.
Nessy is seen running, tail wagging, before reaching its owner and howling with sheer joy at being reunited
Nessy was discovered when Ukrainian forces took back control of the town in Kyiv following Russia’s month-long occupation which left the area destroyed and many people dead
The Kastus Kalinouskiv Battalion, a group of Belarussian soldiers volunteering in Ukraine, arranged the reunion after managing to track down Nessy’s owner.
In a post on Facebook, the group said: ‘A little positive in these difficult times.
‘During Bucha’s release we found Nessy, the dog, left alone. But thanks to our friends we found her hosts and today she is back to them.
‘Look at this emotional moment.
‘As long as some treat people like animals, we are fighting for the lives of not only humans but every animal.’
The footage comes after traumatised civilians revealed more vile stories from the Ukrainian town of Bucha.
Survivors from the month-long occupation of the town in Kyiv oblast have started to describe their gruesome treatment at the hands of Putin’s invading troops after the area was liberated.
Ukrainian armed forces say they have uncovered a Russian torture chamber, located inside a children’s hospital that was also being used as a makeshift barracks.
The bodies of five men were found shot to death in the basement, a spokesman said, with their hands tied behind their backs. Some had been tortured, the spokesman added.
Nessy’s owner can be seen spreading his arms as he prepares to embrace his dog after being separated during Russia’s occupation of Bucha
A video showed Nessy running quickly when catching a glimpse of the owner across a car park
Visiting the region on Monday, a shattered President Volodymyr Zelensky denounced what he called ‘genocide’ by Russian forces, adding that ‘we know of thousands of people killed and tortured, with severed limbs, raped women and murdered children … dead people have been found in barrels, basements, strangled, tortured.’
The Kremlin has denied any civilian killings, claiming the images emerging from Bucha are fakes produced by Ukrainian forces, or that the deaths occurred after Russian soldiers pulled out.
Bucha first came under attack by Russian forces trying to push into Kyiv in the early days of the war, and was the scene of fierce fighting that left streets filled with the charred husks of dozens of tanks and armoured vehicles – as well as the bodies of their crew.
The city was fully under Russian control by early March and endured occupation by Putin’s men until last week when troops began withdrawing, having failed in their aim to assault the Ukrainian capital.
Over the weekend, Kyiv’s men moved in to reclaim the region. It was during this time that the stories began to emerge.