September 1, 2022

Ukraine's Ministry of Defense has got to be the best troll Twitter account of any official government agency in the world right now. Day in and day out they come out with this stuff. Speaks volumes about how important information and seizing the narrative are in today's media landscape. Here they take the famous song Run Rabbit Run first used by the British against Hitler's Luftwaffe, and now used in everything from a Weetabix ad to Jordan Peele's horror movie Get Out.


Ukraine’s defence ministry made a video with a message that Russian soldiers in Kherson either run or die on Wednesday.

In the video posted on its official Twitter account, the ministry encourages Russian troops to abandon their occupation of Kherson. The video, titled ‘A Message to Our Russian Guests Currently in Kherson Oblast’, is a reproduction of ‘Run, Rabbit, Run’, a song by Noel Gay and Ralph Butler.

The defence ministry had claimed that its soldiers broke through Russia’s first line of defence in the Kherson region as part of a counter-offensive to retake the south of the country.

And it's not just empty bravado by Ukraine either. Since blowing up the bridges around Kherson in Ukrainian HIMARS attacks, the Russians have left around 20,000 troops trapped there to die. And unless they're excellent swimmers and can swim the fast currents of the half-mile-wide Dnipro river that will be their final resting place. via The Telegraph:

Vitaly Kim, the governor of Mykolayiv district, said the entire Russian command staff was retreating from the west bank of the Dnipro river that flows through the occupied city of Kherson in the southeast.

If confirmed, that would leave an estimated 20,000 or more Russian soldiers isolated from their commanders and cut off from supply lines by the half-mile-wide river, over which the main bridges in the Kherson region have been damaged by Ukrainian attacks.

“I feel just a bit sorry - but not much - for the stupid orcs who had been abandoned on the right bank of the Dnipro,” Mr Kim said in a message posted to the Telegram social media app, using his favoured derogatory term for Russian soldiers.

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