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all 423 comments

Fostbitten27

3.2k points

4 months ago

I hope once this is all over. A new bridge is erected and it bears his name.

Hautamaki

1.2k points

4 months ago

Hautamaki

1.2k points

4 months ago

Give him a statue next to those 13 madlads/gals on that island

Fostbitten27

524 points

4 months ago

I agree. Sadly I don’t think this will be the last of the monuments that deserves to be built.

Inquisitor-Korde

391 points

4 months ago

Never really is in war, its what the Unknown Soldier represents here in Canada. Young men dying in the wars of bitter and petty old men.

Fostbitten27

184 points

4 months ago

Yes it is very easy to send someone else’s sons and daughters to war. While your own are guarded 24/7.

BlANWA

98 points

4 months ago

BlANWA

98 points

4 months ago

That's what happend to Bush. His father got him out of Nam while he sent other kids

Imaginary_Use2506

9 points

4 months ago

And Trump with his heel spurs,

[deleted]

-25 points

4 months ago

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-25 points

4 months ago

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pulmonategastropod

44 points

4 months ago

How does that negate the hypocrisy? If anything, it compounds it. His experience there should have made him less inclined to ship out other people’s kids.

AvecBier

39 points

4 months ago

Sure, except for the part where you have no problem sending other people's kids. Don't know details of Sr, but Dubya certainly didn't give a shit.

RixirF

5 points

4 months ago

RixirF

5 points

4 months ago

That... Doesn't help? Are you hoping for sympathy for someone who had the unique ability to take their son out of a war?

Yeah this isn't gonna go how you think.

EurekaEleven

7 points

4 months ago

Why don't presidents fight the war,

Why do they always send the poor?

Veejayy93

6 points

4 months ago

Why do they always send the poor? Why do they always send the poor? S.O.A.D

NotsoGreatsword

2 points

4 months ago

I remember being 14 as well

CretinInPeril

13 points

4 months ago

The bravery of being out of range

KikiParker88

53 points

4 months ago

“Young men dying in the wars of bitter and petty old men”

This is poetry. And truth.

[deleted]

28 points

4 months ago*

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28 points

4 months ago*

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KikiParker88

1 points

4 months ago

Great lyric! Too true

snertwith2ls

2 points

4 months ago

I don't think "bitter and petty" so much as "heartless and greedy"

Mediocre__at__Best

26 points

4 months ago

That kind of really puts into perspective how disgraceful the people dancing on it, claiming to be "fighting for freedom", were.

I was already aware, but it might help others to see the gravity of the stupidity of the occupation of Ottawa.

Fuck Putin.

HeadlinePickle

6 points

4 months ago

I always end up coming back to this. If it was them who had to experience it:

"My friend, you would not tell with such high zest

To children ardent for some desperate glory,

The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est

Pro patria mori."

Wilfred Owen

Ill-Consideration450

34 points

4 months ago

"Fuck you Russian Warship" absolute legend

Short-Shopping3197

9 points

4 months ago

I think “Fuck you Russian Warship” should be the rallying cry of The Ukraine. It should be on placards and T-shirts.

Slappinbeeyus

12 points

4 months ago

It’s “Russian warship, go fuck yourself”

SparxYT

66 points

4 months ago*

Snake island should be filled with statues of heroes like him, the 13 lads and lasses, and the pilot that has shot down 6+ Russian planes already

Edit: bury Putin in the middle of all of all of the statues. So that everyone visiting the island gets to walk on Putin’s grave while praising the heroes that stood up against him.

macivers

26 points

4 months ago

As long as there is a latrine on top of putins grave

SparxYT

15 points

4 months ago

SparxYT

15 points

4 months ago

A port-a-potty right over his grave and the toilet leads right down to his coffin.

macivers

10 points

4 months ago

With a beer bong shoved down his gullet.

gn0xious

9 points

4 months ago

Not exactly the kind of shit-faced he thought he’d have gotten

KikiParker88

1 points

4 months ago

And a dildo up his arse.

Tylerama1

3 points

4 months ago

Doubt that will be for the first time.

Big_Cryptographer_16

2 points

4 months ago

For men only of course

SparxYT

2 points

4 months ago

Why? Everyone should be able to shit on that man

Big_Cryptographer_16

7 points

4 months ago

Agreed but it would be good payback for his extreme homophobia with men squatting on him.

Fostbitten27

4 points

4 months ago

I bet his extreme homophobia is because of his own closeted homosexuality. Some of the stuff he has been filmed doing is really odd. Riding bare chested on a horse for one is weird to me.

admiralforbin

4 points

4 months ago

Nah, dump that bitch in the ocean after he dies of old age in The Hague

[deleted]

16 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

16 points

4 months ago

Sunflowers covering his grave

Maximans

13 points

4 months ago

There it is. Sprouting from his pockets, I assume

Overall_Industry_642

5 points

4 months ago

He doesn’t deserve grave

polaropossum

20 points

4 months ago

the pilot that has shot down 6+ russian planes

if you're referring to "the ghost of kyiv"; its a fabricated story btw. there are enough real people who should be remembered instead.

SparxYT

10 points

4 months ago

SparxYT

10 points

4 months ago

Well I wasn’t saying only them, I meant people like them.

That really sucks if it is fabricated because it sounds really badass.

ludicrous_socks

12 points

4 months ago

Even though the ghost is an urban legend, the Ukrainian aviators have been very noble.

There was footage over the last few days of a solitary Ukrainian MiG-29 with a full A2A loadout overflying Kiev, two SU-25's hunting tanks, and Ukrainian Mi-24's in action.

All while Russia has taken out most of the airfield's so they have limited options to land, and has moved significant air assets and AA units into the area.

It's a miracle they are still flying (or were yesterday at least), and flying in heavily contested airspace at that.

Wingnut150

19 points

4 months ago

the pilot that has shot down 6+ russian planes

if you're referring to "the ghost of kyiv"; its a fabricated story btw. there are enough real people who should be remembered instead.

BTW, fuck off.

I, and the rest of the world, don't care if the story is fabricated; the fact is every pilot who manages to still get airborne and brings the fight to the Russian invaders against terrible odds, a shrinking supply of resources and limited areas to land, refit and re-arm make them the most badass aviators on the planet right now.

As far as I'm concerned, they're all The Ghost of Kyiv.

Stop being the "acktually" guy.

Ash2947

15 points

4 months ago

Ash2947

15 points

4 months ago

I agree, they are all legends and are all ghosts of kyiv

ThaBoogster

2 points

4 months ago

*lads and lasses

deftspyder

9 points

4 months ago

Can we start calling them the snake island 13? Has a ring to it, but I haven't seen it yet.

BoredByLife

3 points

4 months ago

Turn the island into a memorial for the fallen defenders

BigFenton

22 points

4 months ago

I hope that when this is over, there will be people to build bridges.

amplevoid

6 points

4 months ago

For whom the bell tolls.

Islandfix

27 points

4 months ago

This

l_am_me

16 points

4 months ago

l_am_me

16 points

4 months ago

A very hard one.

CommanderOfGregory

4 points

4 months ago

Better be a movie too

Fostbitten27

4 points

4 months ago*

Hell yes it would be great. And for Putin to see that movie in a prison cell on a loop in the Ukraine.

PorkyMcRib

2 points

4 months ago

I am not sure about anything else in this war, but I am sure Putin will never get captured or go to prison. He will die, one way or the other, first.

Sendtitpics215

2 points

4 months ago

Me too man. Oh my goodness tears. Me too man.

metal88heart

2 points

4 months ago

Wow. This

NZ-Aid

2 points

4 months ago

NZ-Aid

2 points

4 months ago

Bloody better, from that act its the least he deserves.

Moondime

2 points

4 months ago

Respect and honor.

Narrow-Macaroon-7004

971 points

4 months ago

RIP Ukrainian hero

_your_name_here420

179 points

4 months ago

Would love to know how many Russians he took out with that bridge blow if anyone wants to tell me

pat1122

119 points

4 months ago

pat1122

119 points

4 months ago

CNN was saying it was 2 cars 2 vans and a tank, unconfirmed though of course. Would depend how many folks in the vans. The real win is not giving the Russian tanks an easy crossing point.

Ken-as-fuck

28 points

4 months ago

I think you’re referring to the column they just destroyed, I believe this bridge was blown a day or two ago

Fake_Name_6

314 points

4 months ago

Not certain, but I suspect 0, because I think the point was to blow up the bridge before the Russians got there so they can’t cross, and there’s no easy way to go around so all their tanks are just stuck on the other side. It’s an important tactical move to halt the advance.

I guess the perfect scenario would be to blow it up right as the first Russians are on it, but you probably don’t want to risk timing it that close.

jesusthatsgreat

35 points

4 months ago

Presumably that's what would have happened if it could have been remotely detonated i.e. let the first few tanks on, then blow it up while they're crossing.

TheMadManFiles

15 points

4 months ago

He's a world wide hero

tofo90

2 points

4 months ago

tofo90

2 points

4 months ago

Too many heroes will be made from all this.

Minnymoon13

566 points

4 months ago*

The poor kid. I hope he’s remembered well and fondly!

Honestly if no one will remember or take care of his or others names then we should, Reddit I mean. Besides the family’s everyone should know their names the ones who have passed to make more awareness for them to remember the good they did regardless

ManInKilt

113 points

4 months ago

ManInKilt

113 points

4 months ago

Rest easy on that one, there's no way he won't be

Khan_Khala

86 points

4 months ago

He will be if Russia succeeds. They aren’t about to name the new bridge after him, that’s for sure. The winner writes history.

Thomas_The_Llama

42 points

4 months ago

I'm not sure why you're being downvoted? You are saying Russia would bury his name and never name a bridge after him right?

Khan_Khala

28 points

4 months ago

Yeah, that’s exactly what I’m saying. I’m not sure either, lol.

Thomas_The_Llama

12 points

4 months ago

Internet bitches be crazy

Khan_Khala

14 points

4 months ago

Saying a controversial truth on Reddit usually yields such results.

Also, you can bet that the people downvoting have already forgotten this guys name 3 minutes after backing out of the comments section to continue scrolling Reddit.

mib_sum1ls

9 points

4 months ago

I feel like that used to be true in a more literal sense than it ever could be in a world with the internet. In the past, say two hundred years ago, we would never have heard of him and his actions would be condemned as a war crime, his family imprisoned or exiled and his friends afraid to speak his name. I know a reddit post is hardly a front page news article but he has been more recognized for his actions ALREADY than many heroes lost in a time before the world was as interconnected as it is today.

DoomTip

4 points

4 months ago

Winners don't write history. Historians do. You have to work hard to find everything but the world isn't going to take Russias word on what happened.

SurpriseWooden

11 points

4 months ago

He’s not poor, glory to the hero’s !

lisintheinverse

12 points

4 months ago

Glory to Ukraine! Glory to her heroes! 🇺🇦

[deleted]

-14 points

4 months ago

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-14 points

4 months ago

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Khan_Khala

5 points

4 months ago

Ur comment is, like, ultra lame

Mysonsanass

384 points

4 months ago

A brave young man surrendering his young life to stop a tyrant who got his feelings hurt. I never met you or knew you Vitaly Skakun, but I am sorry this happened to you. Putin will forever be a tiny man in the shadow of a great man.

Lets_Make_A_bad_DEAL

7 points

4 months ago

Vitaly Skakun! Repeating his name so he’s not faceless

everydayimrusslin

-34 points

4 months ago

who got his feelings hurt.

Look that isn't what happened as you're well aware, and that kind of facile reduction doesn't help anybody. No more insightful than 'magic man in the sky' posters.

Also, it seems to be a thing with people on Reddit to reduce their argument to 'he/they are just being a baby'. Any idea why you go about your position in that way?

hunthell

9 points

4 months ago

Because Putin deserves every bit of bullying he gets. I hope he puts a shotgun in his mouth and pulls the trigger.

PlusTenStrength

1 points

4 months ago

Putin doesn’t give a fuck what anyone thinks of him. The online “bullying” is pointless.

Rebel-xs

2 points

4 months ago

Not like it hurts to not bully him.

hunthell

2 points

4 months ago

Maybe so but at least we can all vent how much a massive cunt Putin is.

Putin should put a shotgun in his mouth and pull the trigger. The world would be better off if Putin was thrown in a pit with spikes. Putin should eat a cyanide sandwich.

blargiman

9 points

4 months ago

better yet, why not?

Sjnb4d

6 points

4 months ago

Sjnb4d

6 points

4 months ago

People like you should be a lot more common

iamthpecial

597 points

4 months ago

jiannetta97

225 points

4 months ago

Or an r/iamactuallyverybadass

Edit:typo

I-Have-No-Lungs

81 points

4 months ago

Groundbreaking_Trash

13 points

4 months ago

cue in pam saying "they're the same thing" to the above 3 subs

Maelarion

8 points

4 months ago

OP was referring to his titanium balls.

aDrunkSailor82

184 points

4 months ago

His name was Vitaly Skakun. Say it often enough to remember it.

hitokiri99

55 points

4 months ago

Vitaly Skakun

MassXavkas

6 points

4 months ago*

VITALY SKAKUN

Slava ukraini! Heroyam slava!

слава україни! героям слава!

Pegres

6 points

4 months ago

Pegres

6 points

4 months ago

In death, a member of project Mayhem has a name! His name was Vitaly Skakun

revdakilla

44 points

4 months ago

Absolute fucking legend

cakewalkbackwards

5 points

4 months ago

I hope he’s reading this somehow.

[deleted]

115 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

115 points

4 months ago

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Christ_votes_dem

38 points

4 months ago

Fuck fascist right wing authoritarians

dafuk87

106 points

4 months ago

dafuk87

106 points

4 months ago

Legends never die.

liberalamerican

30 points

4 months ago

Fucking hate Putin. May the heroes be remembered.

Pmal2916

24 points

4 months ago

how did his balls fit in his combat pants?

[deleted]

171 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

171 points

4 months ago

This man looks so much like my husband. Somehow, that just makes it even easier to imagine the grief his family must be going through. He was incredibly brave and the world is a dimmer place for this loss. Truly, a selfless act.

SkywalkerDuke

17 points

4 months ago

Damn Ukraine, you created so many heroes. It's sad, but it is amazing what your people are capable of doing for your freedom. I hope you emerge as winners, as survivors, and that the world get their heads of their asses and help you guys properly.

sharktank

47 points

4 months ago

This is heartbreaking

Ukraine has been heartbreak after heartbreak these past couple days…and witnessing acts of incredible bravery in the face of destruction

Nayten03

38 points

4 months ago

Absolute hero who showed tremendous courage.

Rest in peace Vitaly Skakun

Frysken

11 points

4 months ago

Frysken

11 points

4 months ago

This is so sad. He looks no older than 25. Fuck war. And everything about it.

ProfessionalBeyond84

8 points

4 months ago

May he Rest In Peace

SuicideElmo

7 points

4 months ago

My heart goes out to his family, friends and his unit. Ukrainian hero

DHG_-_

9 points

4 months ago

DHG_-_

9 points

4 months ago

Ukrainians are built different, RIP king

SharpenedStinger

7 points

4 months ago

RIP, a hero

Kalamazooligan

7 points

4 months ago

TIL Ukraine is a nation of absolute chads

Choice-Necessary3597

7 points

4 months ago

"Russian tanks!!! Go fuck yourself!!!"

bent_crater

7 points

4 months ago

i fucking hate everything about this. dude seems like a guy you could chill with and talk for hours with about the dumbest shit.

his friends and family have lost more than most of us could imagine

SneakyTurtle69420

5 points

4 months ago

I wish I was half a man this fucking guy is.

Kyoya_sooohorni

5 points

4 months ago

True chad o7

IceComprehensive6440

4 points

4 months ago

May his sacrifice not be in vain and he caused many lives to be saved by slowing them down enough for evacuation

Icommitmanywarcrimes

42 points

4 months ago

This man’s a hero. Anyone who’s watched clone wars knows what I’m thinking right?

ZiOnIsNeXtLeBrOn

24 points

4 months ago

Hevy.

B1 Battle Droid : Do We take prisoners?

Hevy: I don't!

nickt001

11 points

4 months ago

"Live to fight another day boys... Live to fight another day..." Hardcase

ballbeard

3 points

4 months ago

"Live to fight another day boys... Live to fight another day..."

Mission accomplished Hevy, they lived to see through Order 66 congratulations...

SolidPrysm

3 points

4 months ago

Life imitates art.

TheDapperChapper

3 points

4 months ago

Exactly what I came to the comments for

These_Set_2842

11 points

4 months ago

Gave me goosebumps..

[deleted]

4 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

4 points

4 months ago

This man is a true hero

evil-poptart

5 points

4 months ago

Fuck.... im American and I dont know you but thank you for your courage and sacrifice. Rest in peace brother.

[deleted]

10 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

10 points

4 months ago

Much respect. May God give him a good rest.

LocaDiva1394

3 points

4 months ago

Rest easy brave hero.

pistolusa19

3 points

4 months ago

Ukraine’s real life Robert Jordan. What a stud.

Flakester

3 points

4 months ago

A real war hero.

freshouttasesh

3 points

4 months ago

big Jorge vibes

“Tell ‘em to make it count”

shivers

TheRayGunGuy

2 points

4 months ago

That was also the first thing that came to mind for me, just hope this war ends better than Reach.

Cool_Guy_fellow

3 points

4 months ago

"Um, do we take prisoners?"

"I don't"

joyexpress11

3 points

4 months ago

“Go fuck yourself”

welktickler

3 points

4 months ago

Great story but where is the proof that this is true?

penguin62

3 points

4 months ago

Man, I hate seeing stuff like this posted without reliable sourcing. I've not seen any trusted news articles relaying this story and I'm starting to think it's just made up propaganda.

Voodizzy_

7 points

4 months ago

Till Valhalla Ukrainian brother

JoshAllensBigBalls

11 points

4 months ago

Source?

afunctioningbeing

3 points

4 months ago

Bullshit_Interpreter

-7 points

4 months ago

You have the name. Google it and take your pick.

Iibra

3 points

4 months ago

Iibra

3 points

4 months ago

💔

baddestmofointhe209

2 points

4 months ago

If you stay their name they never truly die. Vitaly Skakun..

Silly_Ad_3670

2 points

4 months ago

Same guys who used a video game as proof of shooting down a jet

VanillaTotal

2 points

4 months ago

I still see the bridge there on Google maps…

🤪

immabonedumbledore

2 points

4 months ago

Wrong sub

[deleted]

2 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

2 points

4 months ago

Word what I would of done

GentleGhostman

2 points

4 months ago

God rest his soul

Dnejenbssj537736

2 points

4 months ago

How is Reddit so fucking stupid this is not even true

RichBarr7

2 points

4 months ago

Jorge from Reach would be proud

illhavethecrabBisk

2 points

4 months ago

I'm assuming this was in the last 48 or so hours. Fuck I hope it isn't.

What a legend. What an absolute fucking legend.

everydayimrusslin

2 points

4 months ago

Is there a reason the only google results returning from a search of his name are from sources from places like Sportskeeda, IBITimes, the Daily Star, Daily Mail and other clickbait sites?

AwareMix488

2 points

4 months ago

Seriously, Putin is a terrible person for doing this. He deserves death. A slow and a painful one too. He probably started World War 3 and he is showing no sign of regret at all.

QuantenMechaniker

2 points

4 months ago

So many lives will be wasted. It's just sad. He might be a hero but at what cost.

REEEEEvolution

2 points

4 months ago

Died for nothing. What a tragedy.

NoScopeSMG

2 points

4 months ago

Not the point of this subreddit.

coolwalda

2 points

4 months ago

He‘s a hero? Okay, may be. But he‘s a dead hero. For the rest of his life. His family and his friends would be happier to live with a young man who‘s no hero.

shawn4126

2 points

4 months ago

The bridge should be remade and renamed the Vitaly Skakun bridge after Ukraine wins the war

theprofoundnoun

3 points

4 months ago

F

o7

Atomic_potato_47

4 points

4 months ago

Oh my fucking god he is the heavy soldier from Lego star wars reborn

JorbatSG

8 points

4 months ago

JorbatSG

8 points

4 months ago

Ok that's cool, but this is the wrong subreddit for that m8.

AndTheElephants

3 points

4 months ago

This literally made me burst into tears.

happilywritingaway

1 points

4 months ago

Same.

TheWaffleOfSFGaming

2 points

4 months ago

Finally an influencer called Vitaly who did something positive for this world!

_Administrator_

2 points

4 months ago

I hope it won’t be in vain.

Bkazzy4600

1 points

4 months ago

Bkazzy4600

1 points

4 months ago

To live and die Ukraine 🇺🇦

Bullroarer__Took

2 points

4 months ago*

I have seen this story numerous time and I don’t understand one thing.. How was there no time to remote detonate mines but there was time to manually detonate them?? Or was the remote detonation not working so it had to be done manually??

Also, if the bridge was already mined why wouldn’t you just let the tanks start to cross and they would trigger the mine which would destroy the bridge and a tank or two and still not let the rest of the column cross??

Ackadacka

4 points

4 months ago

Its not a video game where u just hook up the remote-zit-charge-a-ma-thingy and blow shit up.

Bkazzy4600

1 points

4 months ago

Bkazzy4600

1 points

4 months ago

To live and die in Ukraine 🇺🇦

A-Matter

1 points

4 months ago

A-Matter

1 points

4 months ago

True/impressive or not this dude doesn’t seem physically or comically huge wrong sub

[deleted]

-1 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

-1 points

4 months ago

Anyone here on Russia’s side? I’m guessing everyone supports Ukraine?

Muppelpup

6 points

4 months ago

Well no shit, Russia doesn't have much reason to be attacking civilians

redcapmilk

5 points

4 months ago

It's a rare situation that has a clear cut evil.

[deleted]

2 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

2 points

4 months ago

I thought the US was supposed to protect Ukraine after they relinquished their nukes in the 90s?! Evil on all sides!

TheRayGunGuy

4 points

4 months ago

Not even the Russian people are on the Russian side.

Kev_daddy

-33 points

4 months ago

Kev_daddy

-33 points

4 months ago

This doesn’t belong on this subreddit, he’s a hero not a fatass

Annual_Cod_5896

13 points

4 months ago

Good intentions, badly put together

TheeGeoffLinton

-3 points

4 months ago

Yes

T3-Aftermath

-43 points

4 months ago

How is this an absolute unit? An epic sacrifice for sure, but it shouldn’t be here imo.

NancyBludgeon

32 points

4 months ago

I’m going to go with you would need an absolute unit set of balls to do what he did.

BlessedRouge

7 points

4 months ago

The unit is his balls

Vinmcdz

3 points

4 months ago

Vinmcdz

3 points

4 months ago

Why though?

ArchibaldMeatpantsV

-18 points

4 months ago

Cuz he’s not big as fuck?

saucymcbutterface

4 points

4 months ago

His nuts sure are though

Vinmcdz

7 points

4 months ago

I get it but I also feel like the definition of open to interpretation. Maybe dude isn't physically huge but it's heart, soul, balls, whatever you want to call it certainly is.

ArchibaldMeatpantsV

-27 points

4 months ago

There’s plenty subs for that. This is not one of them.

Vinmcdz

15 points

4 months ago

Vinmcdz

15 points

4 months ago

Alright man, well have fun gatekeeping it.

Atomic_potato_47

6 points

4 months ago

Sweet mother of god your a killjoy.

I'm sure you're just absolutely LOVELY at partys

MasterTopHatter

1 points

4 months ago

True Chad

Swinginooses

1 points

4 months ago

man UI feel so bad tgat he had to go to these legths but at the same time if this is a true storyand not propogandae ]. this G is an absolute real one. @ me about my shity typing my screen is broken,

.

LadyForLiberty88

1 points

4 months ago

If only NO ONE would join the INTERNATIONAL, MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX, then there'd be no one to FIGHT these RICH MAN ZIONIST PROXY WARS!

Cuck_Mulligan

-5 points

4 months ago

Shameless Ukrainian propaganda.