A crowd of unarmed Ukrainian civilians gathered in front of a Russian tank east of Kyiv and prevented it from entering their village, in the latest apparent act of brave resistance.
“The tank has stopped,” a man in one clip is heard saying. “Looks like it’ll be turning round,” he adds as dozens of other men, dressed in winter jackets, mass around the armoured vehicle. A Russian soldier also appears to be walking in shot.
The scene took place in Koriukovka, a town of some 12,000 people in the Chernihiv region, according to social media posts. “The locals won’t let the occupier in,” one of the posts read. “Together we are strong.”
This clash between Ukrainian civilians and Russian troops is just one of the many acts of resistance captured on video and shared on social media in recent days.
In images reminiscent of Tiananmen Square, footage has been shared of menin the northeastern town of Bakhmach apparently trying to block Russian tanks from advancing with their own bodies.