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The story of 13 brave Ukrainian solders who stood to face superior Russian forces and refused to surrender their post has gone viral for their defiant final message to the attacking Ruskies.

All of Ukraine and freedom lovers across the world have thrilled to the 13 heroes of the Ukrainian island of Zmiinyi (or Serpent Island in English), a small patch of land located in the Black Sea.

A Russian warship had approached the island and demanded that the Ukrainian soldiers lay down their arms and surrender.

“This is a Russian military ship. I suggest you lay down your weapons and surrender to avoid bloodshed and unnecessary victims. Otherwise we will open fire on you,” the Russians reportedly told the Ukrainian solders.

What was the reply coming from the Ukrainian solders?

Just this…

“Russian warship, go f*** yourself!”

This act of defiance from the small garrison was epic.

While celebrating the bravery of his soldiers, Ukrainian President Zelenskyy had sad news for the fate of the soldiers. Ukrainian President Zelenskyy, saying, “All the defenders of the island of Zmiinyi died, but did not surrender.”

“All of them will be named Heroes of Ukraine,” the president added.

“May the memory of those who gave their lives for Ukraine live forever,” Zelenskyy said.

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Initial reports said that the 13 Snake Island Ukrainian soldiers were killed in their battle with Russians, but updated news has found that the soldiers were captured and are all still alive.


Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.


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