Quick commentary: This story was so obviously bogus it’s incredible to me that anyone would have, could have or should have believed the narrative as presented. I’m referencing the claim of the defiant border guards and their last stand. There was no last stand. They are alive. This news is from yesterday- the fictional tale was making the rounds on Saturday.
This is just one of so many lies, falsehoods and outright fantastical tales that have come from the Ukrainian propaganda machine- Undoubtedly aided by the western media expert deception apparatus
Ukrainian border guards who (allegedly) insulted Russian forces this week in a recorded exchange that went viral may not have been killed, Ukrainian officials said Saturday, contradicting an earlier claim by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. (Who is clearly a liar)
The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine said in a statement posted to its Facebook page that the guards may be alive, after Russian media reported that they were taken as prisoners from their base on Snake Island in the Black Sea to Sevastopol, a port city that Russia controls on the Crimean Peninsula.
Zelensky cited the guards’ story Thursday while highlighting Ukrainian resistance to a Russian invasion, saying that 13 guards had “died heroically.” He said he would recognize each with the title Hero of Ukraine
“May the memory of those who gave their lives for Ukraine live forever,” Zelensky said.
The guards’ actions drew international attention after an audio recording of their (alleged) encounter with the Russians was published on the website of the Ukrainian news outlet Ukrayinska Pravda. A Ukrainian official confirmed its authenticity to The Washington Post on Thursday.
On Ukraine’s Snake Island, a defiant last stand against Russian forces
In the clip, a Russian voice warns the border guards that they will be attacked if they do not give up.
“I am a Russian warship,” a voice from the invaders says. “I ask you to lay down your arms and surrender to avoid bloodshed and unnecessary deaths. Otherwise, you will be bombed.”
The Ukrainians responded boldly before they were attacked.
“Russian warship,” came the reply, “go f— yourself.”
The dialogue is absurd.