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Vitaly Skakun Volodymyrovych Sacrifices Himself

March 8, 2022


General Staff of the Armed Force

Vitaly Skakun Volodymyrovych

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.

Henichesk bridge after Volodymyrovych detonated the mines. (East2West – nypost)

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