That quote has become a sort of rallying cry for the Ukrainian people ever since the war started, along the lines of the badass statement Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made when telling U.S. officials that the fight was already here, and he needed ammunition, not a ride, when they offered to evacuate him and get him to safer place.
The Ukrainian people have not given up as they continue to fight to keep control of their free and independent country, and their bravery in the face of war and incredible amounts of fear is truly inspiring to say the very least.
And if you thought the soldiers yelling at the Russian warship was as amazing as I did, you’re gonna love this… they’ve taken that slogan and are absolutely running with it, trolling the hell out of Russia by plastering billboards in different towns and cities across the country that read:
“Russian warship, go fuck yourself.”
According to CNN, when it was initially suspected that all 13 soldiers died, President Zelenskyy said that they don’t plan on backing down any time soon, and that event on Snake Island was a prime example:
“This island, like the rest of our territory, is Ukrainian land, and we will defend it with all our might.”
When I say these billboards are everywhere, you can go search it on Twitter and scroll through tons of photos just like these.
It’s also extremely impressive that they’ve organized this and put so many up so quickly in the middle of a war, but these people have proven time and again how committed they are to defending their freedom… and it makes a hell of a statement:
Ukrainians are replacing road signs and billboard adverts with advice for Russian troops to get the fuck out of #Ukraine. Many of those signs are (paying homage to #Zmiinyi Island defenders) using the variation of the phrase "Russian warship go fuck yourself." pic.twitter.com/y00hrLUcz9
First pic is a digital billboard of what Ukrainian soldiers said on February 24th to a Russian warship that asked soldiers on Snake Island to surrender: “Русский военный корабль, иди на хуй!” (English: “Russian warship, go f**k yourself!”) (1/2) pic.twitter.com/rDTYoyjYXE