Shared by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine's Twitter on Monday (5 December), it shows a person dressed in full-on military attire performing a merry dance like the yellow Pokémon character in the snow. The sound of gunshots can also be heard ringing out in the background.
\u201c@DefenceU Hilarious how many are mad at this post, but not the one from the other day which is pretty much the same lol. Wonder why \ud83e\udd14\n\nhttps://t.co/Mxd6j7LYft\u201d
— Defense of Ukraine (@Defense of Ukraine)
Many didn't understand why these videos were uploaded in the first place, as Ukraine is at war with Russia.
One person on Twitter wrote: "I thought the war was something serious…"
"I get that y'all are in a profoundly depressing situation and need to goof off to stay sane, but this isn't a great PR decision," another added.
Others didn't take issue with the video, with one writing that the soldiers shouldn't lose their "humanity."
"I've been to war four times. It is deadly serious. That's precisely the reason we do unserious things like dance, pull pranks, crack gallows jokes about dying, and even…laugh. If you lose your humanity, it's as bad as losing your life. God bless this soldier and her comrades," they wrote.
On 24 February, Russia invaded Ukraine and President Vladimir Putin called for a "special military operation" with the goal of the "demilitarisation" of Ukraine.
And in November, BBC reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin's troops have since lost more than half the territory they originally acquired.
Indy100 reached out to Ukraine's Ministry of Defence for comment.
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