Ukraine Offers Russia a Halloween Ouija Board to Contact over 70,000 Dead

The Ukrainian Defense Ministry has offered to send a Ouija board to Russia so that the country’s army can “keep in touch” with the more than 70,000 soldiers killed in Ukraine during the war.

Ukraine’s military sent a shocking Halloween taunt to its Russian counterpart in a tweet on Monday. Ukraine has claimed that an estimated 71,820 Russian soldiers have been killed since the war began on February 24, including more than 1,500 soldiers allegedly killed on Sunday and Monday alone.

“So, it’s Halloween…” Ministry of Defense of Ukraine chirp Next to it are three Jack-o’-lantern emojis. “Everyone thinks about sweets. Maybe it’s time to send a Ouija board to the Russian Ministry of Defense, so that they can keep in touch with more than 70,000 of its people in Ukraine.”

Ukrainian Ministry of Defense also subscriber On Twitter on Monday, he posted a video of a Russian military helicopter being shot down, calling it “a short video tutorial from #UAarmy on how to turn a Russian Mi-8 into a flaming jack-o-lantern.”

Throughout the war, the Ukrainian government frequently mined and ridiculed Russia on social media. After a massive explosion lit up and damaged the bridge linking mainland Russia to Russian-occupied Crimea earlier this month, according to the Ukrainian government’s official account. chirpSick burn.

Ukrainian Ministry of Defense chirp In September it said it had “received thousands of tons of ammunition as a gift” from fleeing Russian forces amid a successful Ukrainian counter-offensive. The tweet warned that the army “will return everything, down to the last shell” because Ukraine “does not accept gifts from murderers, executioners, thieves or rapists.”

After a missile attack, the commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet was sunk Moskva In April, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov celebrated “another diving spot in the Black Sea” at tweet Alongside a photo of him diving underwater, he promised to “visit the wreckage after our victory in the war.”

The exact number of Russian soldiers killed during the war is unclear. NEWSWEEK The estimated death toll in Ukraine has not been independently verified. While Russia seldom publishes its own statistics on troop deaths, the numbers Moscow provided have been well below Ukrainian claims.

Ukraine Russia War Halloween Death Ouija Board
The photo shows men on the left carrying coffins of Soviet soldiers killed during World War II near Saint Petersburg, Russia, on May 6, 2017, while a man and woman are pictured using a Ouija board on the right in an undated file photo. Ukraine on Monday offered to send a Ouija board to Russia to “keep in touch” with troops killed during the war.
Left: OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP Right: Bettmann/Contributor/Getty Images

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on September 21 that a total of 5,937 Russian soldiers had been killed since the start of the war, according to Reuters. Ukraine had caused more than ten times the number of Russian deaths at the time.

A Pentagon official estimated in August that there had been as many as 80,000 Russian casualties during the war, including dead and wounded. The United States estimated that at least 15,000 Russian soldiers had been killed by July. The UK government estimated that around 25,000 Russians had been killed by early September.

NEWSWEEK I contacted the Russian Ministry of Defense for comment.