Thirteen Ukrainian troopers, who were approached to give up by a Russian warship, were killed after they declined. They rather requested that the Russian boat “go f*** yourself”.
A sound bite of the episode has surfaced via online media during the Russian intrusion and has been conveyed by numerous distributions. It conveys an admonition from a Russian warship to Ukrainian warriors safeguarding the Snake Island in the Black Sea. After their refusal, the warship starts shooting in which each of the 13 was killed.
The Snake Island is decisively situated on the southeast line of Ukraine, which was assaulted by Russia on Thursday. It was drawn nearer by two maritime vessels, as per reports in Ukrainian media.
As per the record of the sound trade, one of the Russian boats reached the station on approach.
“This is a Russian warship, I repeat. I suggest you surrender your weapons and capitulate otherwise I will open fire. Do you copy?” the Russian boat said.
Accordingly, one of the Ukrainian gatekeepers is heard saying, “This is it.” He then, at that point, seems to ask individual watchmen, “Would it be a good idea for me to advise him to go f*** himself?”
The other watchman tells him, “For good measure.” The Ukrainian fighter then, at that point, gruffly answers, “Russian warship, go f*** yourself.”
One more brief video from the occurrence, which is doing the rounds via online media, shows two warriors on a similar Snake Island live-streaming it. These officers are outside and wearing military head protectors.
Before long a shot is heard, and one of the officers is heard shouting. The video closes suddenly.
Every one of the gatekeepers on the Snake Island was killed by the Russian boat. In Ukraine, it is called Zmiinyi Island.
The web was moved by Ukrainian officers’ insubordination. “last words for some incredibly brave Ukrainians,” a Twitter client said while responding to the sound bite. “Legends never die,” said another.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky referenced the boldness shown by these officers in his location toward the finish of the primary day of Russia’s assault.
“On our Zmiinyi Island, defending it to the last, all the border guards died heroically. But did not give up. All of them will be posthumously awarded the title of Hero of Ukraine,” said Zelensky.
“May the memory of those who gave their lives for Ukraine live forever,” the President added.
Zelenskiy promised on Friday to remain in Kyiv as his soldiers fought Russian intruders progressing toward the capital in the greatest assault on a European state since World War Two.
Russia sent off its attack via land, air and ocean on Thursday following an announcement of battle by President Vladimir Putin. An expected 100,000 individuals escaped as blasts and gunfire shook significant urban communities. Handfuls have been accounted for killed, as per news organization Reuters.
Protesters turned out on public squares and outside Russian embassies in cities from Tokyo to Tel Aviv and New York on Thursday to denounce the invasion of Ukraine.