Ukrainian Border Guards On Snake Island Tell Russian Warship To ‘Go F**k’ Itself Moments Before All Are Killed

Snake Island (Credit: OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP via Getty Images and SERGEI GUNEYEV/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images)

David Hookstead Sports And Entertainment Editor
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Ukrainian border guards had a defiant last stand before all were killed.

During the Russian invasion of Ukraine, 13 border guards on Snake Island were radioed by a Russian warship to put their weapons down and surrender to avoid bloodshed.

Instead of putting their weapons down, they got on the radio and responded with, “Russian warship, go f**k yourself.” All 13 were later killed standing their ground against the Russians.

If you’re at the end of the road, the enemy is at the gates and your fate is already sealed, you might as well go out like an absolute legend.

Thirteen Ukrainian border guards telling a Russian warship to “go f**k” itself is about as legendary as it gets.

Those 13 heroes will be talked about for generations to come. There will be songs written about them, movies will be made and fathers will pass the story down to their sons and then to their grandchildren.

I’d like to say I think I’d have balls of steel in a situation like that, but I truly don’t know if I would. You never do until you’re facing the guns of your enemies.

These guys could have surrendered and it might have worked out for them. It might not have. We’ll never know because they decided it was better to go out in a blaze of glory.

Tonight, crack a beer and remember the heroes of Snake Island. They looked death right in the face and didn’t blink. What an absolute group of heroes.