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Conan from "Artan". The story of the agent who spent 14 hours in the open sea and became a legend

September 21, 2023

Conan from "Artan". The story of the agent who spent 14 hours in the open sea and became a legend"There were hundreds of meters of water under me, but I tried not to take it into my head. Gather your strength - and one more sprint. Because really I wanted to live, you know?”

A special agent of the Defense Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine of the unit "Artan" under the pseudonym Conan (but not a barbarian) told for the first time in details the amazing story of his stay in the middle of the Black Sea for 14 hours.

During one of the missions, the Artan boat came under fire from a Russian fighter jet.

After a maneuver by the boat Conan found himself overboard.

“Ukrainska Pravda” published an interview with the special agent of the Defense Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine under the pseudonym Conan

"My brothers wanted to take me away. But the enemy aircraft continued to fire at us. And then I started waving and yelling to them to get away from me, because I knew perfectly that the crew of the boat, which is 13 people, is more precious than me alone. And with a vest, I could stay on the water for a while," the agent said.

And then there was a long and tiring stay in the salt water under the burning sun, dozens of kilometers of Black Sea water covered by Conan, sleep on the water and many thoughts.

What was he thinking and feeling all those 14 hours?

How to act in the middle of the open sea?

How did "Artan" find and save Conan?

What did he say to his family after he returned to the shore?

"I am happy that now I can tell you all this. About myself, about my brothers, about the battalion, about the commander. I am very grateful to all of them. And now, as much as I can, I will try to convey my story to other people. For what purpose? So that they never give up," said Conan.