To stop Russian tanks, a Ukrainian soldier sacrificed his life by blowing up a bridge. The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has prompted protests in neighboring countries.
Currently, tens of thousands of Ukrainian soldiers are battling to defend their country and inhabitants.
To stop the Russians from advancing, some of them offered their lives. This was also the case with Vitaly Skakun, who died in a bridge explosion.
A Ukrainian soldier gives his life to stop Russian tanks by blowing up a bridge.
To prevent Russian tanks from entering Ukraine from Crimea, a Ukrainian army engineer gave his life.
The sad event was recounted in a post by the General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces on social media.
The Ukrainian military decided to blow up the Volodymyrovych Skakun road bridge to halt the approach of the Russian tank column. Vitaly Skakun, an engineer, volunteered to blow up the bridge.
Unfortunately, he did not have enough time to evacuate before the bomb went off, and the device went off.
“On this tough day for our country, when the Ukrainian people are rejecting Russian occupiers from all sides, one of the most difficult places on the map of Ukraine was the Crimean Isthmus, when a battalion of Marines faced one of their first opponents.”
To block the tanks from moving forward, the Heniceski road bridge was blown up. An engineer from a different battalion, Vitali Volodimirovich Skakun, offered to do the job.
He didn’t have time to flee because the bridge was mined. Vitali stated that he was going to blow up the bridge.
“An explosion was heard instantly,” reads the post of the General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces.
The Navy Command has requested that Sailor Vitali Volodimirovich Skakun be awarded the state distinction.
“It merely came to our attention at the time.” His valorous act substantially halted the enemy’s approach, allowing the unit to reorganize and redistribute its defensive.
Know that the ground will burn beneath your feet, Russian conquerors! We’ll battle until the end of time! “And as long as we are alive, we will fight!” they added.
“No one intends to occupy Ukraine,” Russia claims.
Russia has been accused of wanting to annex all of Ukraine, but Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has denied this.
He claims President Zelensky is lying and that the Russian state does not recognize the current Ukrainian government as democratic.
“There are no plans to conquer Ukraine.” “The Russian government wants the Ukrainian people to be autonomous, and it will work to demilitarize the country,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated.
According to Reuters, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that if the Ukrainian army ceases fighting, Russia is willing to talk to the Ukrainian government and that no one wants to kill the Ukrainian people.
He stated, “We do not want neo-Nazis to lead Ukraine.” The Kremlin has remained silent on the possibility of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky meeting.
A Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said Moscow would review the offer and that Kyiv’s expectations were unchanged. Ukraine has given Russia assurances that it will never join NATO.