A new video claiming to show that Russians in Ukraine reportedly stole a children’s amusement park train has gone viral on social media.
For eight months, residents of the Ukrainian city of Kherson have been living under brutal Russian occupation. But on Friday, Ukrainian forces swept into the city, and Russian troops retreated to the east.
The initial clip was shared on TikTok by user alenakherson on Sunday and received over 25,000 views on the video app.
The video has since begun circulating on Twitter and it has been viewed over 200,000 times over multiple pages.
According to his Twitter page, Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to the Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs, also shared the video.
“The Russians ‘evacuated’ (stole) a children’s train from Kherson,” he wrote as a caption.
“Not only the monuments and ashes of Potemkin. We are already accustomed to washing machines. But they took it to the next level.”
In the footage, a person in a vehicle traveling on a busy road is recording the vehicles going in the opposite direction.
After one van passes, what appears to be an amusement park children’s train can be seen as part of the oncoming traffic.
Russian soldiers have been accused of looting and theft since the conflict started and President Vladimir Putin’s troops invaded Ukraine in February.
As early as three days after the invasion began, videos began to go viral on social media allegedly showing Russian troops looting Ukrainian banks and grocery stores.
Meanwhile, another video appeared to show Russian soldiers who had broken into a bank in the Kherson region of Ukraine allegedly stealing a safe from the bank, reporter Alec Luhn wrote alongside a video on Twitter, citing the Ukrainian military.
More recently, Russian troops have been accused of looting in areas they have currently occupied in Ukraine.
In October the Telegram channel for Energoatom, a nuclear power energy company in Ukraine, said that “looted property” had been taken from Russian military buildings that were set up in the occupied Ukrainian city of Ernehodar.
The Telegram channel said the Russians took “everything possible” from the city’s Skifsky Hotel and packed it into buses and trucks.
The items included televisions, refrigerators, furniture, kettles and other household items, according to the company.
Energoatom described the actions as “evacuation with looting” which had been “authorized” by Putin’s martial law decree in Zaporizhzhya, and the other three oblasts that Russia has claimed to have annexed—Donetsk, Luhansk, and Kherson.
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