MESOP MIDEAST WATCH: Cheerful Ukrainian soldier’s video message to Russians goes viral: ‘We’ll soon start kicking your ass’
CARLOS GARCIA THE BLAZE MEDIA Feb 25, 2022 – A cheerful message from a Ukrainian soldier to Russian soldiers went viral as the invasion force came closer to attacking the capital city of Kyiv.
The unidentified soldier smiles and laughs as he casually threatens the Russians invading his country on the order of President Vladimir Putin.
“I’ll record this in Russian to make it be f***ing clearer,” says the soldier to the camera.
“Well guys, what’s up? What, is the Ukrainian night quiet? As the great Ukrainian writer Gogol said? Is everything good with you kids? Do you like our Bayraktars?” he said, referring to an unmanned aerial vehicle made by Turkey.
The video was widely circulated online in the original language:
“What do you think — what’s flying above you right now? What do you think — what is rustling in the bushes, my guys? What thoughts do you have about that?” he said, smiling.
“What the f*** could it be? Dudes, you are f***ed!” he added.
“You’ve stopped for now. We’re fine. We’re pulling up our reserves. We have aviation and we have tanks! We’ve got everything! Your ass is ours, fellows!” he continues.
“How about this… why don’t you f***ing surrender while you still have that chance? Many of yours have already chosen that path, it’s not that bad, really,” says the soldier.
“It may be a mistake, but we treat prisoners of war fairly well. So you are stuck right now, and soon we’ll start kicking your ass! And we’ll start doing it right now!” he says.
“Therefore, use your last chance!” the soldier concludes.
The video was edited with subtitles translated into English, but with the expletives uncensored. The untranslated video garnered more than 350,000 views, while the subtitled video pulled in more than a million views in a few hours.
Ukrainian President Zelenskyy said that it was likely Russian forces would try to take the capital city of Kyiv Saturday morning. The U.S. State Dept. said he was offered assistance to leave the country, but he refused.