Ukrainian walrus turns into weapon and attacks Russian ship with giant tusks

A heroic 'Ukrainian' walrus used its massive sharp tusks to pierce holes in the inflatable base of a lifeboat on a Russian ship, blocking its occupants from getting to land.

The massive beast decided not to let a boat with Russians disembark at the Franz Josef Land archipelago near in the Arctic Ocean, near Svalbard, according to Visegrad 24. It was captured on video ramming its tusks into the smaller boat as occupants of the main vessel watched on.

The occupants of the boat react in shock as the beast repeatedly lunges at the second vessel before swimming off whilst grunting, as if to deter the group further.

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In repsonse to the video on X, one bloke joked that the animal "took the Russians to tusk".

"Wow Russia need to send some of their trained dolphins," one person said, referring to reports that a retired Soviet colonel said Moscow trained dolphins to plant explosive devices on enemy vessels.

A third person weighed in, saying: "The most successful counteroffensive from Ukraine."

Rumours of Russia training sea creatures to spy and fight intensified after Hvaldimir, a young beluga whale found to have camera apparatus attached to him, was rumoured to have come from Russia.

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A custom-built GoPro-carrying harness on the whale read "Equipment of St Petersburg" with experts telling CNN he had been trained – his over-friendly demeanour uncharacteristic for his species.

According to the Daily Mail some experts fear the whale could have been the product of a Russian spy programme.

Hvaldimir, first spotted swimming malnourished and alone near Norway in 2019, is suspected by Norwegian and Russian experts to have possibly been part of a training programme by an organisation called the Murmansk Sea Biology Research Institute.

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