Watch: Elderly Ukrainian couple drive away Russian soldiers who barged into house
- A video uploaded on Twitter shows an elderly Ukrainian couple confronting Russian soldiers
- The video was shared by the US Embassy in Kyiv
- It has amassed over 56,000 views
In times of war, pictures and videos of Ukrainians displaying valour continue to warm the hearts of internet users. Recently, a video of an elderly couple defending their house after three Russian soldiers barged into their territory has gone viral on the internet.
Uploaded by the official handle of the US Embassy in Kyiv on Twitter, the 2-minute-16-seconds long video shows CCTV footage of a group of Russian soldiers entering the area of a house. After one soldier fires a shot in order to threaten the house’s residents to come outside, an elderly couple walks over to the group.
The video further displays an argument between the soldiers and the couple. After a short while, the group of soldiers walks away, failing to budge the couple.
Uploaded earlier this week on Twitter, the video has amassed over 56,000 views and several comments. “#UkrainianHeroes: Today we salute this elderly couple, who stood up to three Russian soldiers,” reads the caption of the video.
One Twitter user wrote, “Wow the bravery of this elderly couple to stand up to 3?4 Russian Soldiers! Their property meant more to them than their own lives! When disaster could have been a completely different outcome! Bless them both! Good examples to us all that freedom means so much! For Ukraine!”
Another user added, “This couple confronted the absurdity and audacity of the invasion. What brave souls they are. So many heroes in Ukraine!”
Other internet users lauded the Russian soldiers for not opening fire on the couple.
“These soldiers were the very ones who would be taken by surprise by war. Sent there by Putin. They had decency and respect as they had learned from their parents. Congratulations to both of you, well done,” one user wrote.
Another user added, “I agree that the soldiers were also decent and didn’t fire on the couple. Shows they don’t want to fight the war either. They are pawns in Putin’s hands. The couple is just amazing and so inspiring!”