Most Grandmothers don’t do much more than watch Countdown, pop down to the market for some veggies, look over the kids, do laundries or maybe shout obscenities at their TV screen and talk about ‘good old days’. Well, fortunately not all, this one from Ukraine is a lot more different than that!
Meet Ekaterina Bilyik, The Coolest Granny In The World!
The 68-year-old Ekaterina Bilyik has picked up a rifle and joined the fight against the Russians.
She’s been nicknamed ‘The Punisher’ by her army pals, most of who are 40 years her junior.
Footage from the army’s training camp shows pensioner Ekaterina Bilyik rolling over snow-covered fields, leaping to her feet and firing assault rifles alongside the young men in her troop.
She is now preparing to take part in the fierce fighting that has torn Eastern Ukraine apart.
Whoah!!! Way To Go, Granny!
I have lived here all my life and we survived the Nazi occupation and the Soviets, and I believe in standing up for what’s right and making sure we never see occupation again.
Army spokesman Nataliya Ishenko confirmed that the grandmother had taken part in the same military training as other recruits, who were on average four decades younger than her, and that she had passed all the tests and could use a gun with as much accuracy as the rest.
After completing the training she says she is now ready to go to the front line.
We survived the Nazi occupation and the Soviets. I wanted to set an example to young people that no matter how old you are you can make a difference – that’s why I signed up.
So, would you imagine if your nana was doing this in her spare time?!