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Hero Marine blows himself up with bridge to halt advance of Russian troops

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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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  1. Christy Marani

    February 25, 2022 at 5:18 pm

    Beyond a hero – a true freedom fighter. This Marine is an angel hero now. May God bless and protect Ukraine.

  2. Nina Bolla

    February 25, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    US should honor this man’s sacrifice by taking back Energy independence and he’lexporting oil & gas. It’s the only way to make us and our Allie’s stronger while reducing the hold Russia has on everyone.

    I condolences to this brave Ukrainian’s family and countrymen. The heart of America is with you!

  3. Harry & Sally Parmer

    February 25, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    All of us as individuals can make a difference in this David vs Goliath 2022 war by boycotting and not purchasing things made in Russia, China India and any other country that supports Putin. I for one want to do something and this is all i can think of to do in addition to praying for Ukrainians and this world. If i knew how Russian pull is used in the US, i wouldn’t buy or products from those users. If all of us boycott, it can make a difference, one penny at a time.

  4. Helen T Hillock

    February 25, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    Sorry the united states didn’t do more for your country!! I pray for a miracle. God still is the miracle worker.

  5. Linda Muench

    February 25, 2022 at 9:54 pm

    I am so humbled by the Ukrainian people. I hope we as Americans would be as bold & self sacrificing. I pray all the time for their safety, resolve & victory. God bless all of you!

  6. L M Reiher

    February 25, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    sara,
    i tried to send this to sean; but it didnt go through. can you please get it to him?
    thanks,
    larry

    sir, while watching fox this eve, either you or tucker [ i think it was you ] had a short piece about a ukranian grandmother who put sunflower seeds in the pocket of an invader and told him she wanted them to grow from her country’s ground when he was killed in the battle.
    my wife and i were blown away by her BALLS! my wife had the idea to start a movement here [and, perhaps around the world ] to foster the planting of sunflower seeds in support of the ukranian people. hell, fox might even elect to promulgate the concept. the seeds are essentially free and their flowers are prolific.
    so, what do you think? ccan you at least get me a clip of the item to use for promotional purposes?
    i eagerly await your response.
    thanks in advance,
    larry reiher and wife martha matt

  7. maximus

    February 25, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    He may be one of those Neo Nazis escaping in front of Russians

  8. Fred Fredricksen

    February 26, 2022 at 12:16 am

    So they knew they were coming for months now, and failed to place explosives, yet its heroic for the marine to die blowing it up. Yeah sure, sounds like our current generals level of leadership to me.

  9. Terry

    February 26, 2022 at 1:23 am

    If Ukrainians all fight like this I wouldn’t want to be attacking them. I read yesterday that many of the legislature put on armored vests and took up AKs to defend their country! Can you even imagine US senators and representatives doing this? NO, neither can I. Many of them would be seeking out enemy soldiers to surrender to!

  10. CECILE BARBOUR

    February 26, 2022 at 5:06 am

    God Bless this young man So sad HE IS A HERO. ❤

  11. Diana

    February 26, 2022 at 8:09 am

    What a sacrifice, he is a Hero here and an Angel in Heaven!

  12. Bedeyah Emmanuel

    February 26, 2022 at 9:43 am

    WAR : by Facebook: You all are Doomed if the Father doesn’t step in & save you.
    (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.

    When was he fighting……. 1750? When the military couldn’t have a delayed explosion?
    Are you “SERIOUS?’

  13. Saul mcManus

    February 26, 2022 at 10:34 am

    The Precious cost of Freedom – the very thing the dimmocrats here are trying to DESTROY! God Bless this Soldier and may his soul find Peace! A TRUE HERO!!

  14. Michelle Brown

    February 26, 2022 at 11:49 am

    God bless you young man. You are a hero to your nation and may your name never be forgotten.

  15. Michael J Foy

    February 26, 2022 at 2:03 pm

    A true credit to the Ukrainian Marines and a hero to Marines everywhere. Rest in Peace my Ukrainian brother Marine! Putin thinks he will control a people such as this? In the immortal words of the Skunk Island defenders; “Russian warship…(read Putin) … Go F***k yourself!”
    Vitaly Shakun

  16. Kathryn M Rendina

    February 26, 2022 at 3:04 pm

    May Shakum’s soul rest in peace. That’s how much he loved his people and country !

  17. KAPIL

    February 26, 2022 at 5:03 pm

    May patriot Shakun’s soul rest in everlasting peace.

  18. Sandra

    February 27, 2022 at 12:50 am

    The U.S. should have listened to General Patton when he wanted to drive
    Russia as far back as possible.

  19. Randy Tracy

    February 27, 2022 at 12:30 pm

    Note that gunfire and resultant killing and wounding had been going on in the east since 2014. Where was the west’s outrage then?

  20. MicMac69

    February 28, 2022 at 3:11 am

    Meanwhile the MAGA americans were quietly eating their cornflakes when antifa-blm were occupying Seatle and arsonning the country… To have or not to have… cojones

  21. Валерий Барышев

    February 28, 2022 at 5:02 am

    Криминальная сущность российской власти со всей полнотой проявилась этой братоубийственной войной. Не хватило ума и элементарной культуры понять, что так делать нельзя. Необоснованность развязывания этой войны в стиле безумности Путина, растлившего правосудие, представительскую власть, правоохранительные органы и основные институты общества. Российский народ виновен в том, что позволил укрепиться в течение тридцати лет самой реакционной, антинародной власти, уничтожившей конституционные нормы и свободы, завоёванные прошедшими поколениями. У нашей молодёжи нет будущего кроме вонючего страха и мракобесия властей.

  22. Julie

    February 28, 2022 at 2:05 pm

    You would rather have the insidious parasitic globalist freaks cruelly dominate the Ukraine territory? The terrorists are the globalist psychopaths developing bioweapons in the bio labs in Ukraine, to further target billions of innocent humans. Russia is a white hat for his own country, as Trump is a white hat for ours. Get rid of the globalist elites from every country. Klaus Schwab dictator wannabes have no right to claim planet earth…unless We humans are to flaccid to protect ourselves.

  23. Bessel Func

    February 28, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    We cannot confirm or deny that this happened.

  24. Bonnie Rogers

    March 3, 2022 at 10:59 am

    Thank you for your braving

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VIDEO: Russia Moving Missiles Towards Finland Border

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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:

Russia has started moving nuclear-capable missiles towards its border with Finland hours after Moscow vowed not to tolerate Helsinki’s plans to join Nato.

The Kremlin issued a chilling warning that plans for both Finland and Sweden to sign up to the Atlantic alliance were a ‘grave mistake with far reaching consequences’.

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’.

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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