A Ukrainian man apparently tried to block a Russian convoy of armored vehicles by stepping in front of the trucks, according to footage of the incident that has since gone viral.
The 28-second video, shared by Ukraine news agency HB, shows an unarmed man running in front of several armed vehicles advancing down a road. The encounter has drawn comparisons to the iconic "tank man" of Tiananmen Square.
"Tank man" refers to the man who was pictured standing in front of a line of tanks near Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989—a day after the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) ordered their troops to roll in tanks and open fire on civilians following weeks of protests centered in Tiananmen Square.
It's unclear when and where the Ukrainian man tried to block the convoy. The footage went viral on Friday with many people commenting on the man's bravery, comparing him to the iconic image of an unidentified Chinese man standing in front of multiple tanks in Beijing.
Russian forces advanced an assault on Ukraine early on Thursday, with reports of missile strikes and explosions in major Ukrainian cities. Russian tanks and troops appear to have already entered parts of Kyiv, the country's capital, on Friday, amid heavy fighting with Ukraine's military forces.
Viktor Liashko, Ukraine's minister of health, said on Saturday that 198 people were killed and 1115 wounded so far amid Russia's military operation, including children.