It’s hard to fathom what the people of Ukraine are experiencing right now. With Russian soldiers teeming every street corner and missiles flying overhead, the fear must be paralysing.
Yet one civillian woman has channelled this into a courageous act, captured on camera in Henichesk, a city along the Sea of Azov in southern Ukraine. Confronting two heavily armed Russian soldiers, the woman powerfully demands they explain their actions.
“What the f*** are you doing in our land?” she shouts.
In a translation of the video offered on Twitter the soldier responds, urging the woman not to escalate the situation. She takes no notice.
“You should put sunflower seeds in your pockets so that they will grow on Ukrainian land after you die,” she continues.
“From this moment you are cursed, I am telling you.”
The footage has been shared widely on social media, with thousands standing in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, praising the woman for her bravery.
“I could never be that brave,” one person said.
“This women has 100 times more courage than I could ever muster” commented another.