Ukrainian soldier Vitaliy Skakun Volodymyrovych has been hailed as a hero by the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Today, he reportedly sacrificed his life to stop Russian troops advancing.
“On this difficult day for our country, when the Ukrainian people give away to the Russian occupiers in all directions, one of the hardest places on the map of Ukraine was the Crimean intersection, where one of the first enemies met a separate marine battalion,” the statement reads.
In order to stop the promotion of the tank column, a decision was reportedly made to overthrow the Geniche Car Bridge. Vitaliy Skakun Volodymyrovych was called to perform this task. He was the engineer of a separate battalion.
The bridge was replaced, but he didn’t have time to get out, reports he Ukrainian Armed Forces. “There was an explosion right away. Our brother was killed. His heroic act significantly slowed down the push of the enemy, allowing the unit to relocate and organi[s]e defen[c]e.
“Russian invaders, know, under your feet the [E]arth will burn! We will fight as long as we live! And as long as we are alive we will fight!” the statement concludes.
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