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Ukraine has vowed to avenge the death of a soldier it said was shot by Russian troops in a video that spread on social media.

The video, which emerged online on Monday, purportedly shows the killing of an unarmed Ukrainian soldier.

In a statement last night, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said “the occupiers” killed “a warrior who bravely said to their faces: “Slava Ukraini!”, or “Glory to Ukraine!”

Sky News has been unable to independently verify the location and date of the footage.

But Ukraine’s 30th Separate Mechanized Brigade said the deceased was thought to be serviceman Tymofiy Mykolayovych Shadura, who has been missing since 3 February, after hostilities in the area of the city of Bakhmut.

Formal identification is yet to be established.

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The video has caused an outcry across Ukraine.

Mr Zelenskyy said: “I want us all in unity to respond to his words: ‘Glory to the hero. Glory to the heroes. Glory to Ukraine’,” he said in a televised address.

“And we will find the murderers.”

Andriy Kostin, Ukraine’s prosecutor general, said the shooting was registered as a criminal case under a section of the criminal code that covers violations of war laws and customs.

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