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Ukrainian soldiers walks at the line of separation from pro-Russian rebels near Katerinivka, Donetsk region, Ukraine (Andriy Dubchak/AP)
The official Twitter account for the country of Ukraine has thrown shade at Russia with a bizarre meme.
Tensions between Ukraine and Russia have been high amid conflict and Ukrainian fears of an invasion by Russia.
Recently, Russian troops have been gathering near Ukraine’s borders in numbers that exceed 90,000. The EU and Nato “believe Russia is preparing to invade Ukraine”.
Amid the tension, the Ukrainian official Twitter account has posted a meme about headaches, mocking the situation.
https://t.co/bBtsdr7wmX — Ukraine / Україна (@Ukraine / Україна)
The meme lists types of headaches such as migraines and stress headaches. On the figure of a head, red patches indicate the location each type of headache is typically felt.
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Last on the list, with red covering the entire head, they wrote: “Living next to Russia.”
Some people have been left in disbelief that the official account for a country that could be invaded imminently is using it to post memes.
Someone commented: “this tweet is actually real im crying.”
this tweet is actually real im crying https://t.co/98CnpyNDpH — Writer (@Writer)
One person wrote: “it’s crazy to think that in today’s world one well-timed shitpost by a country’s twitter account could be what sets off a war.”
it's crazy to think that in today's world one well-timed shitpost by a country's twitter account could be what sets… https://t.co/69tkDf9HEQ — ً (@ً)
Another shocked Twitter user said: “Omfg this is the official Ukrainian Twitter lmfao.”
Omfg this is the official Ukrainian Twitter lmfao https://t.co/yT2DztD5ML — Noah (@Noah)
Someone else listed how other fateful historical events were started, highlighting how ludicrous it is that a meme could start an invasion.
1914: Gavrilo Princip murdered Archduke Franz Ferdinand, setting off a chain of events that…
1939: Adolf Hitler in… https://t.co/KymvDVVmcc — Mihir Shah (@Mihir Shah)
Another person argued: “If this is not the greatest geo-political tweet of all time….”
If this is not the greatest geo-political tweet of all time…. https://t.co/1hmUfFstmG — Pangeran (@Pangeran)
Remarkably, the Taiwan Digital Diplomacy Association replied with the same meme, but with the word Russia changed to China.
@Ukraine https://t.co/nqwb4h9CTa — Taiwan Digital Diplomacy Association (@Taiwan Digital Diplomacy Association)
What a time to be alive.