This Is Courage in Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelensky and Ukrainian officials in Kyiv. Credit: Volodymyr Zelensky

Vladimir Putin may have thought that he was going to roll right over Ukraine and grab what he could quickly.

While there’s no doubt that he has the benefit of military superiority in weapons and numbers, the Ukrainians are not only tough fighters, they are fighting for their nation and they are showing a lot of raw courage in response to the Russian attack.


We reported on Thursday how 13 border guards told Russia they weren’t giving up and literally to “go f**k yourself” before Russia bombed the island; it is believed took them out.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky hailed them all as heroes.

Zelensky himself is behaving as a courageous leader should. He had the opportunity to leave, knowing he was in his words, “target number one” on the Russian hit list. But the comedian and television star — the guy some thought was the joke candidate, the outsider who like President Donald Trump surprisingly won the seat — is staying to do what he can to give strength and support his nation. Here he was just a short time ago, telling his people: we, the leaders, are here and we are not leaving.

You don’t need the full translation to see the courage. But here it is.

“Good evening to you all. The head of the ruling party is here, the Chief of the office of the President is here, the PM is here, the President is here, we are all here, our army is here, the people of Ukraine are here. We are all here. We are fighting for our independence, our country and thus it will be. Glory to Ukraine.”


Here’s former president Petro Poroshenko saying he’s with a citizen brigade in the street with a Kalashnikov, and they will hold out (fight) Putin, “forever.”

Famous Hall of Fame boxers – the Klitschko brothers – were also vowing to fight. Vitaly is the mayor of Kyiv. Wladimir enlisted in the reserves in February.

Vitaly Skakun, a Marine engineer, reportedly stayed behind to make sure a bridge was blown up to slow the Russian advance, knowing it would cost him his life.

The citizens also are showing their bravery. The government has distributed arms to whoever is able, so the citizens can themselves fight the Russians. They are also encouraging them to throw Molotov cocktails at the “occupiers.”


This woman gave a Russian occupier sunflower seeds. Why? She curses at him and says because when he is killed in her land and falls to the ground, the seeds will grow, then at least something good will come of them being here. This takes some kind of nerve from this woman.

Many in Kyiv have taken to the subway because of concerns about the bombing from Russian planes; the subway acts as a bomb shelter.


They said they would fight.

They also took the time to pray.

They said they would battle to the end.



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