Russian speedo grandad praised for mistakenly revealing Putins weapon location

A speedo-clad Russian tourist who accidentally revealed the location of Vladimir Putin's weaponry has been praised by the Ukrainian Defence Ministry.

The pot-bellied tourist revealed the location of an anti-air weapon on the beaches of Crimea with a snap of the bloke enjoying his holiday near an active artillery position.

The bloke can be seen waving to camera with the anti-aircraft unit positioned behind him, with the big military vehicle not just a temporary landmark for this man's holiday, but a Russian S-400 anti-air system.

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Since the photo was posted, the Ukrainian Defence Ministry have praised the bloke's "good work" in identifying Russian air defence systems.

In a post to Twitter, the tongue-in-cheek Defence Ministry said: "Maybe we are being too hard on Russian tourists…

"Sometimes they can be really helpful. Like this man taking pictures at Russian air defense [sic] positions near Yevpatoria, in occupied Crimea.

"Thank you and keep up the good work!"

The location of the anti-aircraft weaponry was confirmed with cross-analysis of a previous photo of the area dated to July of this year, with Ukraine previously asking Russian tourists not to visit Crimea unless they fancied an "unpleasantly hot summer break".

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Clearly one Russian bloke did want an unpleasantly hot summer break, but he also ended up breaking the location of Russian anti-air missiles.

It is unclear what, if anything, Ukraine is going to do with the information provided to them by the helpful tourist, but Crimea has seen several major explosions over the last few weeks.

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy has recently reiterated his belief that Crimea should remain part of Ukraine, Metro reported.

Speaking on the contested piece of land, which Russia has occupied since 2014, he said: "This Russian war…began with Crimea and must end with Crimea – with its liberation."

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