World: The president of Ukraine's Athletics Federation, who is fighting in the war, says he feels 'great' dropping bombs on Russian soldiers

Mysterious explosions that rocked a Russian military base suggest Russian positions far behind the front lines are no longer safe, officials and experts say

  Mysterious explosions that rocked a Russian military base suggest Russian positions far behind the front lines are no longer safe, officials and experts say "The psychological impact of this is much larger" than the damage to the base and the loss of aircraft, one expert told Insider.Russia now has over 130,000 troops, as well as a significant amount of weaponry and other hardware, in positions around Ukraine. Though Russia has denied having plans to attack, many in the West remain skeptical. Russia has troops in Belarus, western Russia, and Crimea.

Yevhen Pronin is the acting president of Ukraine’s Athletics Federation. Instagram/pronin_law_you © Instagram/pronin_law_you Yevhen Pronin is the acting president of Ukraine’s Athletics Federation. Instagram/pronin_law_you
  • Yevhen Pronin, the president of the Ukrainian Athletics Federation (UAF), is fighting in the war.
  • He is part of a drone team which has a Russian bounty on its head because of its success.
  • "If we do not kill them, they can kill our children, they can kill us," he told The Times of England.

Yevhen Pronin, the president of the Ukrainian Athletics Federation (UAF), said he feels "great" killing Russian soldier because he is defending his country's children from harm.

Pronin, 31, joined the Ukrainian army when Russia invaded Ukraine in late-February.

He is a member of a drone team known as the "Tactical Busters" which, according to The Times of England, has proved so effective during the war that the Russians have put a bounty on its head.

He is juggling fighting alongside his continued duties as the youngest president of any national athletics federation in the world.


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In an interview with The Times at the World Championships in Eugene, Oregon, Pronin spoke about his experiences defending his country.

"I do two types of work — reconnaissance and using drones with the bombs," he said.

"The Russian artillery can kill you in one second so you must have a lot of experience; how to take cover and also how to run. My cousin, a soldier, was killed.

"We drop bombs, not just on Russian tanks but Russian cars, and on houses where they are situated."

Showing The Times of a video of himself in action – the sort he often posts to his Instagram account – Pronin added: "Two Russian soldiers here, so I drop the bomb here. The machine moves here and crushes them, so they died."

Asked how he felt about killing Russian soldiers, he said: "I feel great because I am doing this for my country. If we do not kill them, they can kill our children, they can kill us.

"Of course, I'm not a killer in real life. It's not a great experience but I think it is a chance. We've had a lot of problems with Russia over many years. My parents are scared, because they grew up as part of the Soviet Union.

"For our generation this is a chance."

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