A Ukrainian soldier who informed a Russian warship to “go f*** yourself” earlier than he was captured by the invading power has returned house, Ukraine’s Defence Ministry tweeted.
The soldier and his small squad had been defending a small island known as Snake Island within the Black Sea throughout the early days of the Russian invasion in late February.
When a Russian warship challenged them to give up, the soldier, in an audio clip of the incident that surfaced on social media, was heard bluntly replying, “Russian warship, go f*** yourself.”
It was reported then that the small squad of Ukrainian troopers defending Snake Island was killed. Later, Russian media reported that they have been taken into captivity.
Within the tweet at present, Ukraine’s Defence Ministry mentioned, “Roman Hrybov, the author of the famous ‘Russian warship, go f*** yourself’ phrase, returned from Russian captivity to his native Cherkasy region. Glory to the Hero.”
Roman Hrybov, the writer of the well-known “Russian Warship, Go F*** Yourself” phrase, returned from Russian captivity to his native Cherkasy area. Glory to the Hero! #GlorytoUkrainepic.twitter.com/uruPgkBLGv
— Defence of Ukraine (@DefenceU) March 29, 2022
A photograph accompanying the tweet exhibits Roman Hrybov receiving what seems to be a medal.
Over a month after Russia launched its invasion, it mentioned it should “radically” cut back its army exercise across the Ukrainian capital Kyiv and the northern metropolis of Chernigiv after “meaningful” progress in peace talks held in Istanbul.
Turkey’s International Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu mentioned the talks yielded the “most significant progress” because the conflict started.