The Resilience and Resolve of the Ukrainian people

Jayden Moore, Staff Writer

Ukraine has continued to push back the Russian forces farther and farther out of Ukraine. In recent months a vast number of events have occurred in the European country to turn the tide of the war in favor of the former Soviet state. Warning to some of you, these descriptions may be graphic to some.

As sourced by on March 9th, Russian Military missiles strike a Maternity hospital in Mariupol. President Zelensky stated it was a “direct strike” and said later in a tweet “People, children are under the wreckage. Atrocity! How much longer will the world be an accomplice ignoring terror?” This tweet included a video of what Zelensky claimed was the hospital. The video shows rooms with happy, bright colors on the walls. But upon looking at the floor you see glass, door frames, window frames, and fragments of parts of the wall scattered all over the rooms. The camera peers out a window to show a completely decimated park and large hole along the side of the building where the missile had exploded. 

On March 26, The Guardian sourced that Russian troops ran over their commander with a tank. The Guardian states “Western officials have said they believe a Russian commander was run over by mutinous forces during the fighting in Ukraine, in a sign of what they described as the “morale challenges” faced by the invading forces.” An official stated that they believe the commander was killed by their own troops due to large scale losses of his brigade.” Another journalist stated that the commander’s legs were run over and only disabled him. A separate video released by the Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov showing the commander alive and being transported to a hospital in an unknown location. 

As of April 2nd, it appears that Russians are withdrawing from Kyiv as reported by They also stated that the Russians are focusing firepower on the South and Eastern section of the country, where they are now getting beaten back. 

As per the Kyiv Independant, Ukrainians have killed 21,200 troops, 176 planes, 153 helicopters, 838 tanks, 397 artillery systems, 2,162 APC (Armored Personnel Carrier), 4 mobile SRBM (Short Range Ballistic Missile) systems, 138 MLRS (Multiple Rocket Launcher) 8 boats, 1,523 vehicles, 76 fuel tanks, 176 UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), 69 anti-aircraft, 27 special equipment. The war has been lasting for 57 days now and shows no sign of stopping or slowing down.