THIS is the amazing moment a Ukrainian man accidentally defused an anti-tank mine with his bare hands – while puffing on a cigarette.
As Vladimir Putin’s invasion continues to rock the country, the unnamed man was caught on camera appearing to risk his life as he moved an explosive device.
It is reported that the fearless man – wearing a black fur coat and jeans – found the roadside mine in Berdyansk before calmly moving it into the woods.
Footage shows the civilian carrying explosives across a road away from the bridge as he smokes.
In another show of strength, hundreds of warriors Ukraine forces Russian tanks to stop by blocking the footpath.
A chilling clip, allegedly shot in Koryukiva, just a few miles from the Ukrainian border with Russiashows locals standing in front of a convoy of tanks.
It comes as Kyiv and Moscow prepare to enter peace talks, with diplomats to meet at the Belarusian border “without preconditions”.
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said the talks were held after a phone call between President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko following concerns that Belarus was preparing troops to join the invasion of Moscow.
Zelenskyy had previously refused to negotiate in Belarus, but according to Kuleba, Lukashenko told him there would be “no such move” as long as the talks were scheduled to continue.
Scheduled negotiations go ahead despite Putin puts his nuclear forces on high alert shortly after warning the West “could face the greatest consequences in history”.
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The Russian tyrant is said to be “angry” at his inability to subdue Ukraine and lashed out at NATO for “unfriendly measures” that he said forced him into a cold nuclear gamble.
The move means Putin has ordered the world’s largest stockpile of nuclear warheads to be readied for launch – raising the possibility of a crisis and a miscalculation that could lead to nuclear war. .
In a speech on state TV, Putin claimed that the NATO leaders’ aggressive statements and economic sanctions against Moscow had forced him to take action.
He said that “not only do Western countries take unfriendly measures” such as “illegal sanctions” but “top officials of top NATO countries allow themselves to make aggressive statements regarding concerning our country”.
Putin said he has now ordered his military command to place Russia’s deterrence forces – referring to units that include nuclear weapons – on high alert.
On the fourth day of the invasion, heroic Ukrainian troops and civilians are trying to defeat the Russian invaders.
The bark has rained all over Ukraine after the invasion – when the battle for the capital, Kyiv, was in full swing.
The city was awoken by multiple sirens of air raids after missile strikes turned the sky orange in what Zelenskyy said was a “brutal” night.
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And Ukrainian forces are fighting the Russian invaders on the streets of Kharkiv and remain in “full control”local commanders said.
The Ukrainian government says it killed 3,500 Russian soldiers, while 240 civilians were killed.
Frightened civilians were told to hide in subways and basements as darkness fell on Saturday night.
Residents have been warned that the burning warehouse is emitting smoke and toxic fumes and have been told to close their windows and cover.
The Russian missile also hit a nuclear waste disposal site on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine’s State Nuclear Administration Inspection Service has confirmed.
There have been fears that the Russian military will step up efforts to capture Kyiv this weekend, targeting commercial businesses in an attempt to destroy Ukrainian morale.
Citywide curfew is being enforced in the capital while authorities hunt for “groups of sabotage and espionage”, the mayor of Kyiv said.
And tonight, Boris Johnson described Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as “a disastrous, misguided act of risk on the part of President Putin” which “could lead to bad consequences” for Russia.
The prime minister told the Church of the Holy Family of Ukraine that he had “no hostility” toward the Russian people but that there was “no plausible reason” for the country’s leader to choose to invade Ukraine.
He insisted the UK would be “very generous” towards Ukrainian refugees coming to Britain, with a system that allows people to enter the country when they fear persecution, to reunite with family or “for other purposes”.
But Vitali Klitschko tonight denied Kyiv is “besieged” of the Russians – when he ordered Putin’s troops to “go home”.
As Russian troops approached the Ukrainian capital, the city’s mayor defiantly told the soldiers that “there is nothing to be found here in our house”.
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