A Ukrainian soldier has told of the incredible moment his life was saved by his mobile phone which stopped a potentially deadly bullet from killing him
A mobile phone saved a Ukrainian soldier’s life when it stopped bullet killing him.
The soldier was in the trenches as gunfire and explosion raged overhead on the Ukrainian frontline.
In the dramatic incident, firing was heard nearby from what is believed to be Russian forces.
This is poised to be lifesaving story for generations of Ukrainians to come.
Legends tell of soldiers being saved by by Bibles or coins in their pockets.
But having your life saved by a mobile phone will be up there for those in a new digital era.
And the Ukrainian soldier is likely to keep safe the sometimes annoying modern distraction that saved his life.
A video has gone viral where the astonished soldier is seen producing the phone from his clothing and passing it to his fellow fighter as the pair take cover.
The case of the mobile phone has bullet lodged in it and hole with a sharp piece of metal sticking out.
Russian forces are believed to have fired the ammunition, but there is no detail on what type of phone the fighter was using.
Many posters joked online joked about the indestructibility of old-fashioned Nokia phones.
No name can be seen on the device but many thought the soldier was saved by a Samsung mobile.
One user on social networking platform Reddit said: “There’s no way that a smartphone + a thin layer of steel can stop a direct hit from 7.62x39mm at typical firefight range.
A user called Visibly thumbled bullet supported this claim.
But added: “Still lucky though. Even a significantly slowed down tumbling bullet can wreak havoc.”
A further poster on Reddit said: “Such a lucky fluke that can change the future, never loose [sic] that phone.
“I have a British half-penny that saved my great grandfather’s life from a sniper, without that penny in his pocket I would not be typing now.”
The Mirror told earlier how Vladimir Putin still believes he is winning the battle in Ukraine, despite Russian troops suffering heavy losses.
His forces are said to have withdrawn from northern areas of the country, according to the last Western leader to meet with him.
Russia has failed to make the quick inroads into Ukraine that were widely anticipated given the size of its army and the armaments at its disposal during the invasion which began on February 24.
Under the inspirational leadership of Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukrainian forces have fought for every inch of ground which has frustrated Russia’s advancement.
Putin’s troops have withdrawn from large areas of northern Ukraine, including around Kyiv, while they appear now to be focusing on completing an invasion of the east of the country.
The Russian leader is now focusing on annexing the area after forces failed to take Kyiv.