STORY: A very small screen in shelter was enough for the men to enjoy their team's 3-1 triumph at Hampden Park in Glasgow.
The triumph leaves Ukraine knowing that a win against Wales on Sunday (June 5) in Cardiff will earn them a place in the World Cup finals for just the second time as an independent nation.
"The whole world would know now that there is a country named Ukraine, with its own culture, language and traditions," a serviceman nicknamed “Hutsul” told Reuters TV.
Ukraine coach Oleksandr Petrakov said the victory had been a victory for his compatriots who "fight with every last drop of their blood".
He was in no doubt about the significance of a victory achieved in front of over 2,000 travelling fans from the Ukrainian diaspora and watched back home by millions on television