0 $
2,500 $
5,000 $
581 $

Ukraine Copies Russian Military Promo Word For Word (Video)

Support SouthFront

The Russian state-run TV network RT discovered that the Ukrainian Armed Forces have copied a Russian military promo word for word.

RT reports (source):

The Ukrainian military may be telling their people that they are defending the country from Russian aggression, but that didn’t stop them plagiarizing a promo video produced a few years ago for the Russian armed forces.

Eagle-eyed Facebook users spotted a video clip which Ukraine’s Joint Forces Operation command – the people in charge of a military crackdown on rebels in the east of the country – uploaded to its page on Saturday. Dedicated to Ukraine’s Special Operations Forces Day, the clip is meant to inspire recruits to join the elite troops.

“This is the first day of your new life. What was yesterday no longer matters. Nobody cares now who you used to be. Who you will become today is really important,” the voice-over says to footage of Ukrainian soldiers posing with firearms, scaling down a rope from a helicopter and doing physical exercises. “What do you know about yourself? What are you capable of?”

The pep talk goes on, presumably inspiring young men to up take arms and sign up for military service.

The only problem with the speech is that it was taken word for word from a promo video of the Russian armed forces, which was produced in 2013 and released in 2014. The sole difference is the language – the original was in Russian while the Ukrainian rip-off is in Ukrainian. Journalist Levko Stek gets the credit for being the first to spot the stunt.

But, after being caught red-handed, the Ukrainians offered a most compelling explanation for the plagiarism, saying it was part of psychological warfare against Russia.

“We call this technique ‘trolling.’ This video is meant to fight Russian propaganda on the day of our celebration,” a statement published on the same Facebook page claimed. “Our work was appreciated by the enemy and attentive journalists like Levko Stek.”

It was not immediately clear how successful the Ukrainian promo was in attracting recruits. According to an alleged letter from Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak to Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman, which was leaked last Sunday to a military news website, some 11,000 officers and soldiers serving under contract – as opposed to conscripts – have resigned from Ukraine’s armed forces over the first half of the year, due to low wages. The minister allegedly warned that 18,000 more will follow by the end of 2018, unless the ministry receives a significant financial shot in the arm.

Support SouthFront


Notify of
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
John Whitehot

“We call this technique ‘trolling.’ ”


Concrete Mike

Musta have been solomons idea


Indeed Mike and the aggregate of your concrete arguments with regard to ‘Solomon’ and his watered down ideas that seek to weaken verifiable history by introducing his feet of clay into the mix.

Concrete Mike

LOLOL good one Too much air in the mix


That’s what makes Solomon foam at the mouth :)

Pave Way IV

Test: Spot the year of the successful U.S.-backed Euromaidan Revolution of Dignity and the instillation of the corrupt U.S. backed foreigner ‘leaders’ to steal everything that isn’t nailed down. Note: The population decline of the New Utopian Ukraine has slowed somewhat due to massive immigration programs (thanks, Soros) censored in western media. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4aceca63cfd4645a802e1ba147b72b9edb3e09759b2baed76ef822993c0511d4.png

S Melanson

Good summary but one correction. They have stolen even what is nailed down.

AM Hants

Do you remember them handing over the gold, within days of the Maiden. Flying it out of Ukraine, but, they did find the led bricks, painted gold, that were left behind. Didn’t the Dutch do well out of it all? They got their gold back, wonder if it was at the expense of Ukraine and just in time for MH17, with so much Dutch help, to spin the story against Russia.

The Netherlands Has Repatriated 122.5t Gold From US The Dutch central bank, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), has repatriated in utmost secret 122.5 tonnes of gold from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) to its vaults in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, according to a press release from DNB published today (November 21)… https://www.bullionstar.com/blogs/koos-jansen/the-netherlands-has-repatriated-122-5t-gold-from-us/

The Latest Heist: US Quietly Snatches the Ukraine’s Gold Reserves… https://21stcenturywire.com/2014/03/21/the-latest-heist-us-quietly-snatches-the-ukraines-gold-reserves/

S Melanson

I am sure everything was on the up and up. Just because the gold arriving in Netherlands was from a connecting flight – US then Ukraine and then Netherlands, and that the serial numbers on the bars did not match the records, the US is an honest broker that can always be trusted and so we should always believe what they say…

German commented the gold it FINALLY got from the US was not the original gold bars sent. I think we can figure out what happened.

AM Hants

Nice one, love satire. Did the Germans try scraping the paint off the gold?


Are you sure the slump is not caused by the exclusion of Donbass from the stats, as well as the secession of Crimea? :)

S Melanson

You are correct, good observation. The change reflects exclusion of Crimea and breakaway regions and if added back in we increase by 2.5 million. Added back in, the trend has remained steady.

AM Hants

I remember the articles highlighting the orders the Rand Corporation gave Poroshenko, back in May 2014. To carry out the genocide and ethnic cleansing of millions Ukraine citizens. Looks like he took it to heart, not forgetting, how they have eradicated the Ukraine gene pool. Seriously sick, what our politicians and MSM support.

The RAND Memo’s “Guideline for genocide”… https://www.rt.com/op-ed/170588-us-export-guidelines-genocide/

RAND Corporation “Action Plan” For Eastern Ukraine Includes Ground Assaults, Air Strikes, Internment Camps And On-The-Spot Execution For Anyone Resisting Relocation… http://thenewsdoctors.com/rand-corporation-action-plan-for-eastern-ukraine-including-ground-assaults-and-air-strikes/

Pave Way IV

F’king RAND – they just used the Deep State plan for the military takeover of the US and substituted ‘Ukraine’.


Ukrainian’s immigrate to the only 2 places they can! Russia (if they are NOT a Jew) or Israel (if they ARE a Jew). The dumbass low paid nazi’s fight in the war whilst pushing all the new conscripts forward as canon fodder. :)



Now with that experience in your disposal, you can adopt “Borat”s national anthem to psychologically fight the Russkies some more! That’ll teach them: Ukraine is the best country in the world, all other countries are little girls…

I personally guarantee that all the Russkies will die….. of laughter.

The Farney Fontenoy

The Ukrainians want to be Russians, they just don’t want to be called Russians! The Ukraine & Russia relationship remind me a lot of Ireland & Britain, Ireland was under the direct rule of Britain, but eventually withdrew from most of it, with the Irish demanding independence…. However the moment British soldiers left, the Irish clamoured to be close as possible to Britain, desperately wanting to accepted, to get Britain’s approval for anything, copying practically everything Britain did, laws, language, customs etc. The truth was, only a tiny minority cared about independence, the rest wanted (and still want) to be British in all but name, it’s a nationwide inferiority complex that’s been in full swing for nearly a century.

AM Hants

What I could never understand, why when Ireland virtually got their independence from Great Britain, why they ran to the EU, to trade it all away. Do believe Ireland were played, in the 19th/20th century, by the same crowd who are still running the show, today.

The Farney Fontenoy

No, they weren’t played, the people who masterminded the independence movement were virtually all dead by the time it was won, the ones left were two-faced politicians and street thugs, who immediately started gouging the country through taxes & spent every penny on themselves, and when they realised how much money they could get being part of the EU, didn’t hesitate to betray millions of their own people. In fact it was an Irish traitor who brought the English here to start with in 1169.

AM Hants

Thanks. 2 faced politicians, go hand in hand with street thugs, from century to century.


Have known many Ukrainians who consider the Ukraine to be Russian. “Ukrainian” is only a dialect of the Russian language with a bit of Polish. It only became a “separate nation” with American “aid” in the early 90’s. Americans talk about the Russian “interference”, two faced ……….

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x