Kyiv: As Russian forces continue to attack Ukraine, a photograph of an 80-year-old man showing up with his small suitcase to join the Ukrainian army to fight for his ‘grandkids’ is winning the Internet.
In the heart-wrenching photograph coming from the war-torn country, we see the octogenarian wearing black approaching the Ukrainian soldiers with his small leather briefcase.
Kateryna Mykhaylivna Yushchenko, the First Lady of Ukraine from 2005 to 2010, had shared the photograph on Twitter, which has then become viral.
“Someone posted a photo of this 80-year-old who showed up to join the army, carrying with him a small case with 2 t-shirts, a pair of extra pants, a toothbrush and a few sandwiches for lunch. He said he was doing it for his grandkids,” she tweeted.
Another picture which is winning the Internet is that of a birth of a baby girl. A 23-year-old pregnant woman had to take shelter in an underground metro station in Ukraine to escape the bombings. However, she soon had labour pain and the Ukrainian police rushed in to help her. The police officials called an ambulance and both were taken to the hospital.
Chairwoman of Democracy in Action Conference Hannah Hopko shared the news of the baby. “Mia was born in shelter this night in stressful environment- bombing of Kyiv. Her mom is happy after this challenging birth giving,” she said.
Another video of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has made him a hero. Rubbishing rumours that he hasn’t left the country, he himself took to the streets of Kyiv and vowed to defend Ukraine’s independence. The video is trending on social media.
“Tonight they will mount an assault. We all understand what awaits us – we must endure this night,” Reuters quoted Zelenskiy as saying.
“The fate of Ukraine is being decided right now,” he added.