Most Westerners don’t fully understand the recent uprising in Ukraine. It seems every news source has their own way of spinning the story to promote their agenda and vilify either the European Union, the Ukrainian people, their government, or Russia.
If you want to know the truth you have to go to the streets.
Alexander Kulabuhov interviewed one Ukrainian who explains the situation from the people’s perspective in simple terms. Now the video is going viral on the English Web.
When the leader of a friendly nation visits the president, the troops and guards conducting the formalities are under extra scrutiny. Perfection is not an option.
So when one Ukrainian honor guard accidentally knocked his own hat off during his announcement of the arrival of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, he could have seriously embarrassed himself and his country.
Luckily, he caught his hat with Jedi like reflexes, and even seemed to have impressed the world leaders.
“The best part is not the guard’s smooth recovery, but the way both presidents barely kept straight faces through the blunder,” says DailyPicksAndFlicks.
This Russian driver was speeding in Ukraine and was pulled over by police. While waiting for the officer, the passenger offered to his friend, “Let’s trick him in English, you know they are dumb. – Wow, right! Talk to him in English, yeah?”
When the Ukrainian officer asked for their ID, the driver just kept saying, “Sorry, English,” hoping the cop would just let them go. The idea worked until the cop had his buddy come over and answer the Russians, “Sure, I speak English.”
When the speeder finally hands over his ID, the cop said, “Oh, Russia Federation,” and with a big smile, “Welcome to Ukraine.”