There are going to be more of these stories because some folks do fight for their homeland.
“This is a Russian military warship,” a voice on the clip said, according to CNN. “I suggest you lay down your weapons and surrender to avoid bloodshed and needless casualties. Otherwise you will be bombed.”
“Russian warship,” the Ukrainian group replied, “go fuck yourself.”
With a land area of less than one-tenth of a square mile, Zmiinyi Island, otherwise known as Snake Island, is little more than a rock in the Black Sea, according to the Atlantic Council, an international affairs think tank. It lies less than 30 miles off the coast of Ukraine.
The 13 border guards were killed in the ensuing naval and air bombardment, according to both Ukrainian and Russian news outlets.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky subsequently said that all 13 would be honored with the title “Hero of Ukraine.”
“Иди на хуй”
A Ukrainian woman is being hailed for her bravery after she confronted a heavily-armed Russian soldier and offered him sunflower seeds — so that they might bloom when he dies.
The woman was captured on camera voicing her outrage as Russia invaded Ukraine on Thursday, with armoured tanks rolling across the border and air strikes targeting major cities. Ukraine says it suffered 137 casualties on the first day of the war.