A Ukrainian soldier has gone viral on social media when he performed the “Pikachu dance” as gunfire rang out on the snowy battlefield around them.
Taking to Twitter, Ukraine’s Defense Ministry shared the video, saying “Winter has never been an obstacle to a good mood”. In the short clip, the camouflaged soldier is seen in the snow, enthusiastically dancing to the upbeat music made famous by the yellow symbol ‘Pokemon’ character.
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– Defense of Ukraine (@DefenceU) December 5, 2022
The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense shared the video on Monday, and since then, it has accumulated more than 9.6 million views and more than 100,000 likes.
In the comments, one user wrote: “For those of you who think this sucks: Not sure if you’ve ever been in a war zone, but I have… people do anything to get it. having fun, having fun. , and being normal when we can.” Another said: “What a great method to warm and lift the mood of those around her. Little things like this can also keep their spirits strong and hearts strong. Their lives survive the daily horrors of battle. May they all return to their families in good health.”
A third user commented: “I see hope in this dance. Although this person may have experienced more deaths than any of us, they can still dance. They are uninterrupted. ” The fourth added: “So much love and respect for this dancer! Keep dancing! Keep on lighting the fire! Believe in WIN! Believe in Ukrainian Armed Forces.”
Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, and since then, Vladimir Putin’s troops have lost more than half of the territory they originally won. However, on Wednesday, the Russian president warned of a “protracted” conflict in Ukraine and said nuclear tensions were on the rise. But he also insisted “we are not going crazy” and that Moscow would not be the first to deploy nuclear weapons in the ongoing war.
On the other hand, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday stated that Russian attacks in Kurakhove of the Donetsk region have killed 10 civilians. “The Russian military carried out a very brutal, completely deliberate attack on Kurakhove, on civilians to be precise,” said Zelensky, who was named Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” earlier. day – said in his nightly speech.
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