The investigation unveiled on Wednesday, shed new light on the unflattering role of Ukrainian top officials in botched capture plot targeting Russian mercenaries.
The internet was soon flooded with reactions as Ukrainians went online to pass their swift judgment on new revelations.. and crack a joke or two about its frustratingly wordy text.
‘The world has stopped in its tracks’, argued some as anticipation was building up ahead of the report release.
Світ завмер перед оприлюдненням даних Белінгкет
— Це ж було вже ℹ (@darkkhajibey) November 17, 2021
Other users were left disappointed arguing ‘is is what they managed to have dug up in a year-long investigation?’
Що там рік можна було готувати? pic.twitter.com/WELvEfuE8S
— PhD Бля водній чіп накрився (@antonohaio) November 17, 2021
There were tongue-in-cheek comparisons to ‘Squid Game’ tv series.
‘It is like watching ‘Squid Game’ with no any squid game in it’.
Прочитав розслідування Белінгкет по вагнергейту і ніби подивився ще раз гру в кальмара, але гру в кальмара яка зірвалася
— Khatsanovsky (@khatsanovsky) November 17, 2021
The report was called out over itsfrustratingly lengthy text version with some users calling such longread stories ‘a crime agaist humanity’.
В епоху диктатури візуальності такі тексти це злочин проти людяності
— Andrii Drozda (@DrozdaAndriy) November 17, 2021
PThe ‘betrayal’ sentiment is a recurring thing in the Ukrainian segment of social media.
Online commentators were quick to point out discrepancies between findings of Bellingcat report and the probe of Ukrainian MPs.
‘Bellingcat says Yermak is to blame, Parliamentary investigation says he wasn’t’.
‘Who do we believe now?’, asked one baffled social media user.
Белінгкет заявляє, що Єрмак винен.
Офіс президента заявляє, що не винен.
Цікаво, кому вірити? pic.twitter.com/P3HnGL1zPc
— J. Pavliv (@JohannPavliv) November 18, 2021
Many experts complimented the investigation for its ‘new details’ that ‘exposed Zelensky’s lies’
The investigation ‘has put to test strenght of Ukrainian statehood’, noted Oksana Muzychuk.
.. and earned kudos for Ukrainian intelligence agencies as some users said they were ‘impressed with the scope of work of our intelligence’.