A Ukrainian soldier’s name and photo will go down in history for his heroic actions today. Vitaly Shakun was manning Ukraine’s Henichesk bridge in the Kherson region when Russian troops attempted a takeover.
According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine’s Facebook page, the battalion decided the only way to stop them was to blow up the bridge, reports the Daily Mail. Shakun, a marine, blew himself up along with the bridge; an act of bravery and valor so great it is hard to comprehend.
According to the Facebook page, Shakun told his comrades he had no time to escape and was going to detonate. Immediately after, they heard the explosion.
Ukrainians are showing a stunning display of resilience, vowing to “give Putin hell from every house” that his men advance upon. Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky uploaded a video on Thursday night to address the nation.
“We are all here. Our soldiers are here. The citizens are here and we are here” said Zelensky who made clear he still holds government office. “We defend our independence. That’s how it’ll go. Glory to our defenders, both male and female, glory to Ukraine!”
Zelensky also noted this could mark the last time he is seen alive, an acknowledgement that Russia has publicly stated it is going after Zelensky in order to take control of his government.
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VIDEO: Russia Moving Missiles Towards Finland Border
Putin has said in recent years that Finland is considered friendly so long as they do not join NATO. Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö confirmed Sunday he has applied for NATO membership.
MetroUK tweeted chilling video and reported the following:
Russian deputy foreign minister, Sergei Ryabkov, said: ‘They should have no illusions that we will simply put up with it,’ and insisted ‘the general level of military tension will rise’.
BREAKING: Russia moves nuclear missiles towards Finland border in backlash over Nato bid. https://t.co/fgzgXnwjqK
— Metro (@MetroUK) May 16, 2022
The video was reportedly taken on a road leading to Vyborg, around 24 miles from the Finnish border, showing the deployment of mobile Iskander missiles.
“Seven launchers are thought to be en route according to commentary on a dash cam video broadcast by Russian media.”
A person on the video can be heard saying: ‘As soon as the president of Finland said they were joining Nato, a whole division of Iskanders, seven of them is moving towards Vyborg.
‘Looks like a new military unit is about to be formed in Vyborg or the region.’
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