Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the plucky leader of Ukraine, mocked Russia and its bloody dictator Vladimir Putin for announcing a new laser weapon.
He compared their rush to find some “wonder weapon” to that of the Nazis and their leader Adolf Hitler, as the latter were losing the Second World War.
Moscow now claims its new weapon system, a laser named Peresvet, is capable of wreaking havoc on enemy drones and space satellites.
‘Wonder Weapons’ vs. Admitting War is Catastrophe
Speaking in one of his highly popular social media addresses, on Thursday night, Ukrainian President Zelenskyy ridiculed the latest “wonder weapon” announcement out of Moscow, insisting the Putin regime is apparently mimicking Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.
Hitler’s regime in Germany spent the second half of their war against the world, as of 1942, frantically trying to develop some “wunderwaffen”, i.e. “wonder weapons”, to turn the tide, blasting out rabid propaganda.
Zelenskyy reminded the Nazi propaganda about “the wonder weapon” grew proportionally to the hopelessness of winning Hitler’s world war.
The Ukrainian leader noted “three months into” Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, Moscow is trying to invent a “wonder weapon,” which is “supposedly a laser.”
According to Zelenskyy, the Putin regime’s boasting about its laser weapon system demonstrates the “complete failure” of the invasion of Ukraine.
Moscow remains fully reluctant to “admit its catastrophic mistakes” with the attacks on its neighbor.
For the most part, Ukraine’s intelligence information about Russia and its war effort has been remarkably accurate, in-depth, and insightful.
Russia can't produce any more tanks because they can't get parts needed due to sanctions, but they can mass produce their new Peresvet Laser Weapon? Why didn't they do it sooner?https://t.co/DfG3aoUXgr #PCMag
— Tanya Chalupa (@ubco2) May 19, 2022
The Russian army already has combat complex lasers.
This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian, Yuri Borisov. The main thing from his speech:
A laser complex "Peresvet" is supplied to the troops, it can dazzle satellites in orbit up to 1.5 thousand km high. pic.twitter.com/IBeGayGcKy
— Ciao Da Vinci💎 (@siadevinci) May 18, 2022
The Russian Peresvet Laser Weapon
(This video is from the older generation launched 5 years ago , a new generation upgraded version has been launched.) pic.twitter.com/IjbCVZ1I1N
— 💤Dr_Shahid💤 (@Dr_ShahidPk) May 18, 2022
#russians the new nazi's, @russianembassy.
Putler…we have Das Wunderwaffe comrades!.
Russia new laser weapons. #Zelensky mocks 'wonder weapon'.#UKRAINE #USA #uk #putinhttps://t.co/easXnaiBp5 pic.twitter.com/JCFQUSkTC7
— Para6dice (@drahcir13H) May 19, 2022
Russia's laser weapon claim derided as propaganda https://t.co/0bmjXi8RlB
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) May 19, 2022
Russia’s Weapon Developers Invent ‘New Physical Principles’
Earlier this week, Yury Borisov, a Deputy Prime Minister of Russia in charge of weapons development, announced the “successful testing” of the Peresvet laser weapons system.
While experts and independent journalists already expressed major doubts about the efficiency and existence of the Peresvet laser, Borisov alleged the new weapon system was used to burn up a drone located three miles away.
The Russian government also insists the laser can be used to blind enemy satellites orbiting the Earth at an altitude of 932 miles, or 1,500 kilometers.
The efficiency and even the very existence of all those weapon systems remain in doubt. Putin has been mocked by critics for loving to show CGI cartoons, supposedly proving the Russian military has them.
According to Russian Deputy PM Borisov, the newly tested laser weapon Peresvet is based on “new physical principles” and the “electromagnetic wideband weapon” in question can “inflict thermal destruction” on numerous kinds of enemy hardware.
It remains to be seen whether Peresvet can do anything. However, the fact the Ukrainian leader laughed it off casts severe doubts on Moscow’s latest Nazi-style “wonder weapon.”
Russia Claims Its Peresvet Laser Weapon Can Blind Satellites, Burn Drones 🤔🇷🇺 pic.twitter.com/Y9MfWRRNqg
— المصرى أفندى (@uzdFqUUDnxX9NbM) May 20, 2022
Undocumented test announcements ≠ equal field capability. But if true, I'm sure there's a Ukrainian farmer ready to capture it. #Ukraine #RussiaUkraineWarhttps://t.co/oJgGRedXzY
— Laura Winter (@LauraW_Space) May 19, 2022
Zelensky mocks Putin for trying to discover a 'wunderwaffe' like the Nazis after Russia claimed it had developed laser weapon https://t.co/VRRcNzzbR2
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) May 20, 2022
These are the indicative estimates of Russia’s combat losses as of May 20, according to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/0IUWPJFb3i
— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) May 20, 2022
Latest Defence Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine – 20 May 2022
Find out more about the UK government's response: https://t.co/AgtCk64rRw
🇺🇦 #StandWithUkraine 🇺🇦 pic.twitter.com/W938cA16hU
— Ministry of Defence 🇬🇧 (@DefenceHQ) May 20, 2022