A memorial service was held for Taiwanese volunteer soldier Jonathan Tseng in Ukraine on the 14th. Tseng's mother, sister, and wife said goodbye to him along with hundreds of local citizens.
Jonathan Tseng lost his life fighting for Ukraine. On the 14th, a memorial service was held for him in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv with his sister and wife present. Hundreds of local residents gathered to honor Tseng with the ROC and Ukraine flags flying outside. One local who previously lived in Taiwan attended the ceremony wearing a "Team Taiwan" vest.
Ukrainian National: “When we heard what happened, we came over right away to support the family. In this difficult time, they stood with us. I didn't know him, so I didn't say much to the family, but from what I know he came to Ukraine with a strong sense of purpose.”
Tseng was the first ROC national to fight alongside Ukrainian soldiers. The spokesperson of the Ukrainian military said Tseng's remains would be brought back to Taiwan. On the 14th, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky made an unannounced trip to Kherson, where the national flag is flying again for the first time in eight months after Russian troops withdrew from the city. Zelensky said this was the beginning of the end of the war.
Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine: “Is this the beginning of the end of the war? You now see how strong our army. We are step by step coming to our country to...occupy the territories.”
This was Zelensky's first trip to Kherson since the conflict began. He also said investigators have put together a list of over 400 war crimes committed by Russian troops. Military experts say it will be very difficult for Ukrainian troops to cross the Dnipro River and the next battleground may be the Donetsk Oblast in eastern Ukraine.