A Ukrainian Pulled Up to a Russian Tank. This Hilarious Exchange Happened

It foreshadows why Russia could lose the war.

The most unexpected exchange between a Ukrainian civilian and a crew of a BMP-1 Russian tank was captured on camera and uploaded online, showing a glimpse of why Russia could lose the war in Ukraine.

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A civilian in Ukraine was driving on a highway when he saw a Russian BMP-1 infantry tank on the side of the road. He pulled up to the crew and started a conversation. 

“Well, boys, can I offer you a lift back to Russia?” asked the Ukrainian.

“No, good day. But do you happen to have something to drink or have cigarettes?” replied the Russian crew.

Although the men were speaking casually, there was a palpable sense of awkwardness about the situation, you could almost feel sorry for the Russian boys.

“I don’t smoke and my drink just ran out,” said the Ukrainan. 

“Understood,” replied the Russian soldiers. 

In a painful sarcasm, the Ukrainian man consoled the Russian crew. “The nearest store is not far though, it’s only 60 kilometers!”

The clueless Russians seemed to have been baited. “Straight ahead?” they asked. 

“Yes, straight ahead!” replied the Ukrainian. “It’s not far!”

Then, the conversation turned serious. 

“What the hell did you come here for?” asked the Ukrainian. 

“I myself don’t know, I don’t understand,” replied one soldier.

“Shit, you guys are all gonna get bent up here. And for nothing. Why the fuck are you attacking a country that doesn’t need you guys?”

“Don’t know.”

That piece of exchange is very insightful because it shows the Russian soldiers have zero morale going into war. It could cost their lives, and Putin, the war.


“We don’t need any help here,” began the Ukrainian. “We are not Donbass, everything was good.”

He was pertaining to Donbass, the eastern region of Ukraine troubled by separatist groups, and for which Putin invaded Ukraine. In 2014, protests by pro-Russian, anti-government separatist groups took place in the Donbass region as a result of the 2014 Ukrainian Revolution. Putin has accused Ukraine of genocide against the people of Donbass. Putin used this to legitimize his invasion of Ukraine in the name of protecting the separatists. 

But clues from the footage show the Russian tank and crew were not in Donbass, as mentioned by the Ukrainian civilian. 

Over the weekend, a staggering number of Russian tanks were reportedly decimated in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, pummeled by javelins from surrounding buildings. 

Ukraine's ambassador to the United States, Oksana Markarova, confirmed that Ukraine's military forces have destroyed at least 100 Russian tanks and 536 armored vehicles.

“We are defending our homes, we are defending our families, we are defending democracy, we are defending our choice to be sovereign, but we are also defending Europe,” she said according to CBS.

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