Kiev has not yet fallen. The military and citizens of the capital of Ukraine they are still resisting the Russian offensive despite mounting casualties. The latest data provided by the Government of Volodimir Zelenski speak of the death of 198 peopleof which there are three minors. One of the Ukrainian casualties has been Vitaliy Skakun Volodymyrovycha young man infantery soldier who has immolated himself to blow up a bridge in order to prevent the advance of the russian tanks.
This has been reported by Ukrainian General Staff through their social networks. Apparently, the young soldier was in the henichesk-bridgein the region of Khersonand his mission was to exploit it when the battle tanks of Russia they will reach the position. But everything happened very quickly. The tanks arrived ahead of schedule and the soldierSkakun he made the decision to give his life to ensure that the Russian arsenal did not pass through there.
“On this difficult day for our country, when the Ukrainian people are repelling the occupiers russians in all directions, one of the most difficult places on the map of Ukraine was the Perekop Isthmus, where a Marine infantry battalion was located. One of the first to meet the enemy”, reported the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
To do this, it was necessary to blow up some connections that would allow the advancement of the russian tanks. In fact, the agency Euromaidan Pressreported by the Armed Forces of Ukrainehas said that “in order to stop the advance of the tank column, it was decided to blow up the highway bridge Genichesky. Vitaliy Volodymyrovych Skakun, an engineer from a separate battalion, volunteered for this task. The bridge was mined, but he didn’t have time to leave and blew it up with him.”
“A heroic act”
“Our comrade died. His heroic act significantly slowed down the advance of the enemy, which allowed the unit to redeploy and organize the defense”, lamented the ukrainian army in the same statement.
In the declaration, in addition, it has been requested that the merit of the hero of the bridge be recognized: “The Navy Command will request the High Command to award the state award to Vitaly Volodymyrovych”. “Russian invaders, you know, under your feet the earth will burn! We will fight as long as we live! And as long as we are alive we will fight! ”, They have asserted the Armed forces in your community.
Meanwhile, the russian forces continue their unstoppable advance. The Russian army it took less than 48 hours to completely encircle Kyiv. The capital has been under total siege since this Friday and it is expected to fall into Russian hands within hours or, at most, days. This is how US intelligence sees it, and that is indicated by the military movements on the second day of the invasion. The russian troops they are so alone three kilometers from the central square maidan.
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