Heroes of the resistance. The untold story of Kherson Territorial Defense Unit

January 16, 2023

In the first days of March, 40 soldiers of the Kherson Territorial Defense Unit (TRO) held back a column of hundreds of Russians for several hours.

From the first days of the Russian invasion of Kherson, the heroic story of the defense of the city in Lilac Park became known to everyone. When several dozen of TRO members met the enemy column from the Chornobayivka side. But at this time, at the other end of the city, 40 men, near the local lyceum, held back hundreds of Russians and a convoy of dozens of types of enemy equipment for several hours.

Kostyantyn Mykolayovych, a major of the Armed Forces, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, a participant in the Russian-Ukrainian war in Donbas, tells the story of his brothers. In 2020, Kostiantyn Mykolayovych resigned and already on March 1, 2022, took command of a company of the Kherson TRO during the defense of the city.

During the battles, none of the TRO soldiers surrendered and defended the city to the last moment.