Viral video: Ukrainian soldier’s cell phone saves him from a bullet
New Delhi: A soldier on a battlefield narrowly escaped death after a bullet stuck in his mobile phone, saving his life. The terrifying video that has gone viral on social media is believed to be from the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, which has entered its second month. In the alleged video, a soldier, who is believed to have fought on the side of Ukraine, can be seen revealing how his smartphone saved his life after a 7.62mm bullet hit him.Also Read – Viral Video: Schoolgirl teaches English teacher how to dance to Haryanvi song. Watch
The terrifying video originally posted on Reddit was later shared on YouTube and Twitter. This is in addition to the many heartbreaking images and videos from war-torn Ukraine flooding the internet depicting the plight of Ukrainians. Also Read – Viral Video: Red Bull Stunt Ends In A Crash As 2 Pilots Try To Swap Airplanes In Flight. Watch
In the 30-second clip, the soldier’s contact with death or any injury was not captured, but the video shows a bullet lodged in the rear case. In the video, an unnamed soldier pulls out his phone with the bullet lodged in the holster and shows it to the camera, held by his colleague, as heavy gunfire and shelling continues unabated in the background. The two soldiers can be heard conversing in Ukrainian where the owner of the mobile phone says: “…the smartphone saved my life”. The pair continue to talk for a bit, recording the damaged phone even as the shots show no signs of stopping amid the falling snow. Also Read – Chess Great Garry Kasparov Slams Novak Djokovic For His Stance On Russian Athletes
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India.com, however, could not verify the source or authenticity of the video.
Situation in Ukraine
Russian forces in Ukraine attempted on Saturday to storm a steelworks housing soldiers and civilians in the southern city of Mariupol in a bid to crush the last pocket of resistance in a place of deep symbolic and strategic value for Moscow, Ukrainian officials said.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy meanwhile announced that he would meet in his country’s capital on Sunday with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. The White House declined to comment. Speaking at a press conference, Zelenskyy gave few details on the logistics of the meeting, but said he expected concrete results – “not just gifts or some kind of cake, we expect specific things and specific weapons”.
It would be the first high-profile US trip to kyiv since the war began on Feb. 24. Zelenskyy’s last face-to-face meeting with a US leader was on February 19 with Vice President Kamala Harris.
In attacks on the eve of Orthodox Easter, Russian forces pounded towns and villages in southern and eastern Ukraine. A 3-month-old baby was among eight people killed when Russia fired cruise missiles at the Black Sea port city of Odessa, officials said. Zelenskyy said 18 others were injured.
Ukraine’s military said on Saturday it had destroyed a Russian command post in Kherson, a southern city that fell to Russian forces early in the war.
The command post was hit on Friday, killing two generals and seriously wounding another, Ukraine’s military intelligence agency said in a statement. The Russian military did not comment on this claim, which could not be confirmed.