Ukrainian Roman Gribov, who was captured by Russian troops on an island after defying enemies with the message “Russian ship, damn you,” received an honorary award for his defense of his country. A video clip with the award was posted on Tuesday (29).
Audio messages are being exchanged between Ukrainian and Russian forces revealing how the dialogue proceeded. However, this recording has not been verified by any news agency or newspaper.
Gripov was one of a group of border guards who defied a Russian warship that asked the Ukrainians to surrender.
The guards were on the small island of Cobra in the Black Sea, at the very beginning of the invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops.
The Russians are giving the Ukrainians an ultimatum that they must surrender or they will be bombed.
In response, the supposed voice of Gribov says the phrase that became one of the symbols of resistance against the invasion.
According to one of the commanders of the Ukrainian army, on February 24, 13 guards of the patrol were killed.
defense minister Russia He stated, however, that 82 Ukrainians surrendered, and that the Ukrainians also voluntarily passed over the island.
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