The Ukrainian soldier who was serving on Snake Island initially of Russia’s invasion and advised a Russian warship to “go f*** yourself” has returned dwelling and been given a medal for his service.
Roman Gribov was considered one of a number of troopers initially reported to be useless from ensuing assaults on the island, nevertheless it was later found that he and different troopers from the island had been captured. They have been later a part of the primary change of captured troopers between Ukraine and Russia, based on the Ukrainian Parliament.
Gribov was returned to his dwelling area of Cherkasy and given a medal for his service on Tuesday, based on The Odessa Journal.
Early within the invasion, a video surfaced that contained audio of a Russian ship telling the troopers, together with Gribov, to give up earlier than they have been attacked, nevertheless it was met with the now-famous phrase. The video gained worldwide consideration, and the preliminary stories have been that the 13 troopers on the island have been killed when it was attacked.
Days later, nonetheless, Ukrainian authorities reported that contact had been made with the boys who have been in Russian captivity, and mentioned that they have been presumed useless as a result of the Russian assault destroyed the communication infrastructure of the island.
“Regarding the Marines and border guards who were taken captive by Russian occupiers on the island of Snake, we are very happy to learn that our brothers are alive and well with them!” the Ukrainian Naval Force mentioned in a Facebook put up late final month, commending the boys who “bravely rebuked” the Russians twice.
Last week, 19 Ukrainian troopers, together with the 13 from Snake Island, have been exchanged for 11 Russian troopers within the first swap of prisoners of warfare within the battle. The Ukrainian Parliament mentioned that the 11 Russian troopers had been rescued by Ukrainian forces from a sinking ship.
Gribov returned to his dwelling area on Tuesday and was honored with a medal for his “merit to Cherkasy,” the Journal reported.
A YouTube video posted by the Cherkasy regional state administration reveals him receiving the award from Cherkasy Governor Igor Taburets as the 2 communicate.
“I want to say a huge thank you to the Ukrainian people for their support. We feel it very much, it inspires us. We have strength, we have truth, together, we will win. Glory to Ukraine!” Gribov mentioned, based on the Journal.
The Ukrainian Defense Ministry also posted an image of Gribov receiving the award together with the phrase “Glory to the Hero!”
Representatives from Ukraine and Russia started conferences in Turkey on Tuesday to debate phrases of a possible settlement to finish the warfare that has killed hundreds of troops and civilians and compelled hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians to flee their properties.
Update 3/29/22, 4:25 p.m. ET: This story has been up to date with further data.