Ukraine uses strange music for videos of troops destroying Russian tanks

  • Ukraine on Friday released a video showing an attack on Russian tanks and vehicles.
  • A techno soundtrack could be heard playing in the background of the video, uploaded to Facebook.
  • The music in Ukraine’s videos has the effect of normalizing attacks that kill Russian soldiers.

The Ukrainian government on Friday uploaded a video showing its troops destroying Russian tanks and vehicles, with a techno soundtrack in the background in the latest attempt to bolster the country’s morale, and it could also help dehumanize the Russian troops they trying to reject.

The minute-long video sent to the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Facebook page shows Russian tanks hit by Ukrainian attacks before breaking into flames.

Meanwhile, Crazy Frog – a Swedish animated character and musician – plays in the background of the video.

“The invasions continue to die in a dishonorable and meaningless war. Together we will win!” It wrote the Ukrainian military in a caption on its Facebook page.

It was not immediately clear when the strike took place and Insider was unable to identify the exact location of the strike.

Russia has so far refused to acknowledge exactly how many troops have been killed in President Vladimir Putin’s two-month war. Ukraine has said it killed 20,000 soldiers, though Western officials have linked the figure closer to 15,000.

Ukraine has previously released propaganda videos of attacks on Russian forces, set to various music. The music in these videos has the effect of normalizing attacks that kill Russian soldiers without showing that their bodies are being burned or torn to pieces; attacks like these on a Russian tank, for example, will kill the three crew members inside.

In March, it released aerial footage of what it claimed was an artillery barrage by Russian forces – set for AC / DC’s “Highway to Hell”.

Ukraine also released a video earlier this month showing scenes of dead civilians and destruction across the country, set to soothing music in the background as an attempt to convince the EU to avoid buying Russian gas.

Translations by Oleksandr Vynogradov.

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