In what has thrust the internet and social media platforms to be a medium of virtually live streaming the Russo-Ukrainian war to the world, we have seen how the war progressed throughout the four months with our very own eyes. Today, we saw footage of the Ukrainian Special Operations Forces (SSO/SOF) using US-donated Switchblade Kamikazee drones in action against Russian tanks. This is reportedly the first publicized instance the Switchblade has been used in combat.

The footage, which was recorded through its cameras, shows a Russian T-72B3 main battle tank in an open field, the location of which is unknown. The video also shows the Russian crew on top of the tank, not really minding anything in their surroundings. Just as the camera shows the AeroVironment-made Switchblade drone about to hit the crew, the video cuts to which a well-known credits scene often used as a meme plays.

The Ukrainian forces, known for their high spirits while in war, apparently were poking fun at the Russian forces using the Star Wars theme song in the video, making a meme out of the Russians. This is not the first time the Ukrainians have done this form of psyops.

When the Moskva was hit by two Neptune anti-ship missiles back in April, the Russians and the Russian flagship became the subject of international trolling. This was because Russia kept denying that the cruiser was struck by the Ukrainians when it was pretty obvious that it was hit due to photographs of the Moskva surfacing on social media.

Many internet users were quick to post about the Moskva being “promoted” to a submarine and would go on to complete its “special underwater operation.” Many people also photoshopped the Moskva being towed by a Ukrainian tractor, with others saying that the Moskva fire had been extinguished as it had sunk to the bottom of the sea.

Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov also joined in on the fun and joked about the shipwreck. The defense minister tweeted a photograph of him scuba diving and said that the Moskva was now a “worthy diving site” and would go on to say that he is a seasoned scuba diver. At the SOFREP HQ, we couldn’t resist the temptation and shot out a joke about the Moskva ourselves.