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Ukrainian Civilians Seen Stopping Russian Tanks By Walking At Them En Masse

Claire Reid

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Ukrainian Civilians Seen Stopping Russian Tanks By Walking At Them En Masse

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

A large group of Ukrainians have been seen stopping advancing Russian tanks by simply walking towards them. 

Footage, believed to be filmed in Koryukivka, in the Chernihiv region, shows dozens of civilians calmly walking towards the tank. 

A translated caption accompanying the clip on Twitter reads: “People stop Russian fascists and do not let them into their city!”

Their brave actions have been praised online, with one Twitter user commenting: "Unarmed civilians walking towards a Russian tank! Ukrainian people give the world a lesson in patriotism and bravery."

Another wrote: "Amazing bravery shown by ordinary people. This video will go down in history."

This is not the first time footage has been shared showing Ukrainian residents fearlessly standing up to tanks following the Russian invasion. 

In a clip shared by Ukrainian news outlet HB, a man could be seen standing in front of the military vehicles that attempt to swerve past him.

The man then appears to move to the side to avoid getting hit. 

Posting the footage, HB wrote: “Ukrainian rushes under enemy equipment so that the occupiers do not pass.”

Comparisons have been made to the infamous photo of a man standing down a line of four Chinese tanks in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.

His solitary moment of dissent in June 1989 remains one of the most memorable images of the last century.

The person involved has since been dubbed as the 'Tank Man'.

'Tank Man' standing down a line of four Chinese tanks in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989. Credit: Alamy
'Tank Man' standing down a line of four Chinese tanks in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989. Credit: Alamy

Previously, Ukrainians have been seen gathering in their hundreds on the streets of Dnipro, in central Ukraine, putting together Molotov cocktails to help out during the Russian invasion. 

Footage from Sky News, showed dozens of locals helping to create the improvised weapons, following a recipe sent out by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence. 

Ukraine has called upon anyone who is able to take up arms in resistance, and has banned men between the ages of 18 to 60 years old from leaving the country - many of them are expected to fight.

As well as taking up arms, Ukrainians have been helping bring in supplies, including food, water and sleeping bags. 

Last week, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called upon the citizens of European countries to protest and demand stronger action from their governments.

If you would like to donate to the Red Cross Emergency Appeal, which will help provide food, medicines and basic medical supplies, shelter and water to those in Ukraine, click here for more information.

Topics: Russia, World News, Ukraine

Claire Reid
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