Multiple videos appearing on YouTube allegedly show Ukrainian farmers towing away Russian tanks with their tractors in what has been reported as a trend across the nation as Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked invasion continues.
One video in particular shows a group of men laughing and eating pizza while riding on top of a tank they say they stole from the Russian army, rolling across a snow-dusted field and thoroughly enjoying themselves.
According to reports, these pizza-eating Ukrainians captured the tank near the city of Kharkiv, shouting “we did it” and “glory to Ukraine” as they ride.
“We did it!” yells the man filming the revelry. “We’re rolling on a f–king tank! This is f–king awesome! Glory to Ukraine! We’re doing great!”
Multiple other videos have emerged showing tractors pulling tanks behind them, possibly after they were abandoned after running out of gas. Many reports have stated that the invading Russian forces have been disorganized, often getting lost in the middle of Ukraine, as well as plagued with supply issues, with military vehicles and tanks running dry all over the country.
One of the tractor videos shows a man running after it as it pulls the tank away.
And for comedy’s sake, we all hope it’s a Russian soldier mad that his tank is being stolen, though they don’t appear to be in the military uniform.
Another video posted Monday shows a similar tractor tow with a Russian tank, filmed by a Ukrainian woman from her home as the sight passes her by.
“When Farmville meets Call of Duty,” joked one commenter.
Perhaps the best video of all shows not one, but two Ukrainian tractors pulling a tank — reportedly a $25 million Russian Tor Surface-to-Air-Missile.
Ukrainian farmers stealing a $25 million Russian Tor Surface-to-Air-Missile 😝 pic.twitter.com/vquosenES6— StrictlyChristo🇺🇦 (@StrictlyChristo) March 3, 2022
This particular footage is just the start of an entire Twitter thread of videos showing farmers, villagers, and other average Ukrainians making off with or destroying Russian military vehicles and artillery.
That’s the trouble with invading another country. Unless you’re properly organized and not sending out your soldiers without telling them where they’re going or why, you risk supplying the people you’re trying to invade with all of your own weapons and vehicles, since you rolled onto their land with them in the first place. People have even been spreading tutorials for how you can operate and steal a tank, in case you find one sitting around in your neighborhood.
One such tank was listed on eBay by a Ukrainian after they captured it, reaching a bid of $50,000 before it was taken down by the platform because selling military equipment is not allowed.