Sergiy Stakhovsky, Ukrainian army gift women flowers on IWD


Sergiy Stakhovsky, Ukrainian army gift women flowers on IWD

Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky and the rest of the Ukrainian army gifted flowers to women on the International Women's Day. Ukraine is experiencing one of the darkest moments in their history but that didn't stop Ukrainian man from showing their appreciation to women on the International Women's Day.

"At the checkpoints in Kyiv, the Troy and the Armed Forces of Ukraine hand out flowers to women and greet them for March 8 ... I have no words !!! Ukrainians I am proud of you," Stakhovsky tweeted.

Stakhovsky on his decision to join the war

After ensuring his wife and kids safely got to Hungary, Stakhovsky returned to Ukraine and joined the army to fight the Russian invasion.

"Well there was, of course, hesitation, it's impossible to make that call without hesitation," Stakhovsky told CNN. "We were in vacation in Dubai when when this happened. And, you know, I've been in a tennis tournament. I've seen the guys there and nothing would, you know, would say that the Russia would engage war and invade Ukraine.

"It was not an easy decision for me in this circumstances. It was not a decision which, which would be right for me. How would stay home? I would feel guilt that I didn't come back and and now that I'm here, I feel guilt that I left." Stakhovsky admitted his wife was against his decision to return to Ukraine but he felt it was the right thing to do.

"You know, of course, she was mad," Stakhovsky said. "And she didn't accept that decision and that's obvious. I mean, now we're back to normality. She understood the reasons for me, but I didn't want to, I was born in Ukraine. I was born here. My grandparents are buried here and I would like to have a history to tell to my kids."

Sergiy Stakhovsky