Lone Ukrainian tries to stop column of Russian ‘Z’ armoured cars in echo of Tiananmen Square ‘Tank Man’ protest

Lone Ukrainian tries to stop column of Russian ‘Z’ armoured cars in echo of Tiananmen Square ‘Tank Man’ protest

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A FEARLESS Ukrainian was pictured trying to stop a column of Russian “Z” armoured cars.

His brave act echoes Tiananmen Square’s “Tank Man” who stood up in front of Chinese forces in June 1989.

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A heroic Ukrainian was filmed standing in front of the Russian convoy[/caption]

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Tiananmen Square’s ‘Tank Man’ stood in front of a row of tanks in 1989[/caption]

The image of the protestor quickly became a powerful symbol of both the Tiananmen Square Massacre and of non-violent resistance.

And now a similar brave act was filmed in Ukraine, where the Russian President launched a bloody attack yesterday.

The video, believed to have been filmed in the south of the country near Crimea has been revealed as Russian forces assaulted on all fronts as they attempted a lightning strike of Ukraine.

But Ukrainian soldiers fought back and claimed they killed or captured 800 troops and destroyed 30 tanks.

Another brave Ukrainian soldier blew himself up to destroy a bridge and stop Russian forces from storming towards Kyiv.

Ukraine’s armed forces confirmed that Vitaly Skakun Volodymyrovych died while trying to fend off a column of Russian tanks at the Henichesk bridge, Kherson region.

Earlier today thirteen Ukrainian soldiers refused to surrender and bravely told a Russian warship to “go f**k yourselves” before they were massacred.

The defiant border guards had been tasked with protecting Snake Island in the Black Sea from Russian invaders.

The capital is currently under attack by groups of Russian troops wearing Ukrainian uniforms.

Putin’s forces boasted they had swooped in with 200 helicopters and paratroopers to seize the location.

It comes as citizens were urged to take up arms, make up Molotov cocktail fire bombs, and to use commercial drones to defend their homes.

Pictures showed destroyed Russian vehicles littering the roadside, dead Russian soldiers, and captured Russian troops.

And while there question marks over the accuracy of Kyiv’s figures, UK intelligence agrees that Russia suffered heavy losses and made no meaningful gains on day one.

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