With a cigarette between his lips, a Ukrainian man cautiously carries a deadly landmine across the road to the nearby woods, a widely shares video shows - the latest incident from the war-torn country where citizens are displaying exemplary courage amid a Russian invasion.
The 38-second clip, shared by The New Voice of Ukraine, has raked up over two million views since it was posted on Twitter on Sunday evening.The heroic incident is from Berdyansk, a southern port city that is now under Russian control. The caption of the video says the unidentified man was clearing the path for the Ukrainian military to pass through.
A Ukrainian in Berdyansk spotted a mine on the road and didn't wait around for a bomb disposal unit - at great risk to life and limb, he removed the mine, clearing the way for the Ukrainian military. pic.twitter.com/iC9ZTrixlC
— The New Voice of Ukraine (@NewVoiceUkraine) February 27, 2022
“A Ukrainian in Berdyansk spotted a mine on the road and didn't wait around for a bomb disposal unit - at great risk to life and limb, he removed the mine, clearing the way for the Ukrainian military,” the caption to the tweet read.
The man, dressed in jeans and a jacket, carries the landmine and walks into the forest to dispose it off safely and as far as possible from the desolate street.
This incident is one of the many brave acts to be reported from violence-hit Ukraine.
Thousands of defiant Ukrainians have refused to surrender or evacuate and are fighting on the ground fearlessly, facing Russians and attacking them with homemade weapons like Molotov cocktails. Many have confronted military tanks trying to stop them from passing through and 13 soldiers on ‘Snake Island’ refused to surrender and hurled expletives at Russians before getting killed.Ukraine has reported 352 civilian deaths so far which includes 14 children. The Russian invasion entered the fifth day on Monday even as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who refused to get evacuated, agreed for talks between the two countries in an attempt to put an end to the bloodshed.