Russia Ukraine War: Many extraordinary pictures of bravery and courage have emerged from Ukraine after the Russian attack. Countless photos and videos on social media show Ukrainian civilians confronting Russian troops and blocking the movement of tanks.
One such clip, posted to Instagram from a verified page in Ukraine, shows a man trying to stop a Russian tank with his hands. As the tank moves forward, the man kneels in front of him.
The video was accompanied by a caption, “Ukrainian Hulk bare-handed Russian tank.”
Social media users lauded the Ukrainian man for his courage in the face of a foreign invasion. One person said, “I wish I could be as brave as this man, like the Ukrainian people.”
Another person wrote, “My heart is broken, my thoughts are with those who defend their homes, families and country.”
One such video had surfaced from Ukraine, in which a man was seen bravely standing in the way of the incoming Russian tanks. According to The Independent, it was reportedly from southern Ukraine near Russia-controlled Crimea.
These pictures reminded many of the Tiananmen Square ‘Tank Man’. Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February, despite repeated appeals from several countries against the violence. Explosions and shelling have destroyed many areas in Ukraine.
Ukraine says more than 350 civilians, including children, have been killed since the Russian invasion, AFP news agency reported.
According to AFP, Russian forces attacked a government headquarters in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, on Tuesday. At least 10 people were killed in the attack. Eight more people died in the strike at an apartment complex, officials said.