Vitaly Skakun Volodymyrovych Sacrifices Himself
March 8, 2022
Vitaly Skakun Volodymyrovych, a Ukrainian marine battalion engineer, became one of the war’s early heroes after sacrificing himself to prevent Russian soldiers from advancing.
He had volunteered to lay explosives on the Henichesk bridge, which linked Russian-occupied Crimea to mainland Ukraine, to prevent invading tanks from passing.
However, when Volodymyrovych realized he wouldn’t have enough time to go to safety, he opted to explode them, according to the Ukrainian military.