Ukraine's Ministry of Defense trolled Russian tourists spending their summers in Crimea this week after the country's military carried out a successful attack on a Crimea-based Russian air base.
The attack was the first one launched by the Ukrainian military directly into Crimea, which Russia annexed in 2014.
Because of this, some Russian tourists who flocked to Crimea are now scrambling to flee since the territory is not as safe as they once believed.
This is what prompted the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense to release a mocking video that chided the Russian tourists for choosing to vacation in Crimea despite having multiple other options available.
"You chose Crimea -- big mistake," the video stated, before then showing footage of smoke pouring out of the bombed air base.
The video then showed footage of a Russian tourist crying about having to leave Crimea in the wake of the attack.
"Time to head home," the video states. "Crimea is Ukraine."
Watch the video below or at this link.
Unless they want an unpleasantly hot summer break, we advise our valued russian guests not to visit Ukrainian Crimea.
Because no amount of sunscreen will protect them from the hazardous effects of smoking in unauthorised areas.
— Defense of Ukraine (@DefenceU) August 11, 2022