June 14, 2024

‘Put sunflower seeds in your pocket so they grow when you die’ Ukrainian woman confronts Russian soldier

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Ukrainian woman has bravery confronted a heavily-armed Russian soldier and offered him sunflower seeds — so that they might grow when he dies.

As Russia invaded Ukraine on Thursday, with tanks rolling across the border and air strikes striking major cities, the woman was caught on camera expressing her fury.

On the first day of the war, Ukrainian authorities claimed to have sustained 137 casualties.

The Ukrainian woman was captured in a video asking the soldiers “Who are you?”, to which a soldier standing in the street says: “We have exercises here. Please go this way.”

After asking if they are Russians, she said: “So what the f*** are you doing here?”

As the soldiers tried to calm her down, the enraged woman said: “You’re occupants, you’re fascists! What the f*** are you doing on our land with all these guns?

“Take these seeds and put them in your pockets, so at least sunflowers will grow when you all lie down here,” she said.

She continued to offer him the seeds of the sunflower, which is the national flower of Ukraine.

The video was shared online by Internews Ukraine a media charity based in Kyiv. 

It has since gone viral on social media sparking an outpouring of emotional comments.

The viral video comes as the Russian invasion of Ukraine continued into a second day as Russian soldiers advance into the capital Kyiv.

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