18:47 Nov. 1, 2016
Emblem appears to carry even more unequivocal allusions than noted by Russia
The new emblem for the Ukrainian Military Intelligence which sparked an angry reaction in Russia means exactly what it seems, Ukrainian activists say.
In particular, the Ukrainian businessman and public figure Valery Pekar called the emblem "level 800 trolling" of aggressive Russia.
1. Russian intelligence motto - "Above us – only stars," Ukrainian – "Wise to rule the stars."
2. Symbol of the Russian intelligence – a bat, Ukrainian – an owl (guess who she eats).
3. Well, to be sure, the owl plunges the sword in the map Russia."
Putin visiting Russian military intel building, note the bat on the floor (via Sergey Bazanov / Facebook)
This emblem was known even before October 24th when it was noted by Russia, and is seen in Ukrainian Intel promo videos, published year ago.
Besides owls, Internet users have paid attention to the logo of Counterintelligence Department of the Special Service of Ukraine (SBU). It depicts an eagle, overcoming the snake with two crowned bird's heads, similar to double-headed eagle on Russian coat of arms.
The logo of the Counterintelligence Department of the Special Service of Ukraine (via Oleksndr Argat / Facebook)
Also social media remind of a monument of Yuri the Dragon Fighter striking the double-headed serpent, which is installed near one of the SBU buildings in Kyiv. It is also used in different Military Intel promo video.
Some users point out the detail, that these symbols depict the actual aim of Ukrainian Military Doctrine, which names Russia a main military opponent of Ukraine.