Bill Roach in front of Russian tank outside Kyiv

Bill Roach In Front Of Russian Tank Outside Kyiv

There was a curfew at 11 that night in Kyiv, so the bar showing the June 1 semifinal World Cup playoff game in Glasgow between Ukraine and Scotland said people could stay until morning. Sleeping bags were encouraged.

Bill Roach got to the bar in time to get camera footage of the celebration when Ukraine scored its first goal. “That was cool,” Roach says.

Russian tank outside Kyiv

Russian tank outside Kyiv (Courtesy of Bill Roach)