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Ukrainian agency asked civilians to remove road signs to confuse Russian forces

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Posted at 8:02 AM, Feb 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-28 10:05:49-05

A Ukrainian government agency asked for help from citizens to remove streets signs to confuse invading Russian forces.

In a social media post, Ukravtodor, which is responsible for Ukraine's road system, posted an edited image of a typical road sign in which directions to nearby cities had been replaced with obscenities that Reuters and The Washington Post translated to say "Go f—k yourself" three different ways.

The agency asked that the dismantling of the road signs happen immediately and then be handed over to local authorities and roadmen.

"The enemy has poor communications. They cannot navigate the terrain. Let us help them get straight to hell," said Ukravtodor in its Facebook post.

The expletive words on the edited image are in relation to 13 Ukrainian border guards, who refused to surrender tiny Snake Island in the Black Sea to the Russian military moments before they were attacked and thought to be killed.

Those Ukrainian border guards who were defending the tiny island in the Black Sea from the Russian military were later discovered to not have actually been killed. The Ukrainian Navy said they were actually captured alive.

"We are very happy to learn that our brothers are alive," the Ukrainian Navy said.

On Friday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, not knowing the true condition of the soldiers, said during a press briefing that the guards died "heroes" and would be posthumously awarded the title of Hero of Ukraine.

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In a now-viral audiotape, which CNN and The Post verified, the Ukrainian soldiers were asked to "lay down your weapons" or "be bombed" by the Russian vessels.

The Ukrainian soldiers responded bluntly, "Russian warship, go f--- yourself."