Vitaly Shakun Wiki
Vitaly Shakun Biography
Who is Vitaly Shakun?
Vitaly Shakun was manning the Henichesk Bridge in the Kherson region when the Russians advanced.
According to a post on the Facebook page of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the battalion decided that the only way to stop them was to blow up the bridge.
It was mined, but did not have time to get out.
Shakun texted them and told them that he was going to blow up the bridge. Seconds later, they heard an explosion, the publication said.
The destroyed bridge on Thursday after the heroic soldier blew it up
Their efforts drastically slowed the Russian advance and allowed their comrades to regroup and redeploy.
He is believed to be among at least 137 people killed yesterday on the first day of the war.
‘On this difficult day for our country, when the Ukrainian people are repelling the Russian occupiers in all directions, one of the most difficult places on the map of Ukraine was the Crimean isthmus, where a separate battalion of marines was encountered one of the first enemies. .
‘In order to stop the advance of the tank column, it was decided to blow up the Genichesky highway bridge.
Vitaliy Volodymyrovych Skakun, an engineer from a separate battalion, volunteered to perform this task. The bridge was mined, but he didn’t have time to leave.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke from Kiev on Friday. Ukrainians have been told to fight for their lives.
‘According to the brothers, Vitaliy got in touch and said that he was blowing up the bridge. Immediately an explosion was heard. Our brother died.
“His heroic act of his significantly slowed down the enemy’s advance, allowing the unit to redeploy and organize defense,” reads a translation of the post.
Posthumous awards will be given to him for his bravery, the post said.
Ukrainian troops and civilians are fighting to the death to stop Putin’s army.
President Zelensky told the country yesterday that he would give a gun to anyone who wanted one and was willing to stay and fight.
Citizens are told to use Molotov cocktails to fight the enemy.
Dozens of them were photographed last night signing up to join advocacy teams across the country in photos shared by Ukrainian MP Andrii Osandchuk.
President Zelensky this morning shamed President Biden for ‘watching from a distance’ as Putin stormed his country.
Biden and the West have imposed severe economic sanctions but have not entered into any physical conflict.