Lorak donates to the AFU, Lebigovich goes to the presidency, and over Kiev - UFO: news-memes that marked the year 2023
This year was certainly an emotionally difficult one for all Ukrainians, but from time to time social media found another reason to mock the enemy or just smile at some life situation. Sometimes Ukrainian politicians and stars amused us with their ridiculousness, but more often it was the enemy country where the famous cotton was found.
OBOZ.UA has collected the most memorable news memes of 2023.
Bandera is our father
It all started in the first days of January 2023, when Russian propagandists published a story that Ukrainian soldiers had made a portrait of Stepan Bandera out of the bodies of the dead occupiers in the snow. The network's reaction, of course, was not long in coming.
A costume for a Russian woman at Miss Universe
Next, Ukrainians somehow did not appreciate (I wonder why) the representative of Russia, who took her "worldliness" to the semifinals of Miss Universe in the United States. They suggested that she be dressed in black bags, traditional for the occupiers, or decorated with a toilet bowl which the Russian invaders so enthusiastically took away during the invasion.
Air defense of the brain
Meanwhile, in Russia, along with stories about the complete destruction of Ukrainian weapons and the defeat of the Armed Forces in general, they began to install air defense systems in Moscow itself. Of course, this caused a lot of jokes online.
It got even more fun when it became obvious that Russian air defense is about the same as British scientists were at one time. So the cotton in the Kremlin was a nice May addition.
Against the backdrop of the obvious ridiculousness of Russian air defense, it was quite logical that Putin presented the military with a protective icon during his visit to the temporarily occupied Kherson region. The network appreciated it.
Everything finally became clear when in May, Russian air defense began to hit its own aircraft and shot down two helicopters and two fighters. A little later, however, there were hints that it was a very high-quality work of Patriot systems, but that's just the way it is...
Send us to Ukraine, dude
In the same January, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz also became the hero of Ukrainian jokes, as he had been delaying the shipment of the first Leopard 2 tanks for a long time. It got to the point where not only Ukrainians but also the world media were joking.
Phuket's Territorial defence is working
Meanwhile, while Ukrainians were defending the country, our dear (forgive me) politicians continued the glorious tradition of stepping on the rake. Thus, in Thailand, the People's Deputy "servant" Mykola Tyshchenko surfaced, who was holding a "meeting with the Ukrainian community" there. Of course, of course.
Biden is in line for a pie
One of the most significant international visits to Kyiv in 2023, when US President Joe Biden visited the capital of Ukraine, was not without memes. The old man was even shown the capital's most iconic places.
Putin in The Hague
In March, Ukrainians were lively discussing the decision of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, which issued an arrest warrant for the Russian aggressor president. Of course, everyone understood that such a warrant was just a formality for the head of state, who is afraid to appear in public, but nevertheless ...
UFOs over Kyiv
There was also some paranormal activity. In April 2023, an unexplained green flash occurred over the Ukrainian capital, which at first scared Ukrainians quite a bit, but then, when the first moments of stress passed, turned into a rather funny joke with references to the almighty Patriot.
Ani Lorak donates to the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Serhii Sternenko's joke about the traitorous singer helping the Ukrainian army lost its brakes literally overnight. It was picked up by Russian propagandists, and Lorak herself even started having problems and canceling concerts. As they say, "security, canceled..."
We came in peace
Another amusing situation occurred when leaders of several African republics came to Ukraine with "peace initiatives" and immediately came under a new attack from Russia. It was then that the online community realized why drums were purchased for Kyiv bomb shelters.
But enough about politics. In June 2023, Nastya Kamenskykh tried to move Ukrainians with her acting talents when she talked about her pl ight and life without Potap, who was in the "Spanish TRO". For some reason, Ukrainians did not appreciate ...
The second coming in Makiivka
In July 2023, the defenders of Ukraine set off a cotton explosion at the occupiers' ammunition depot in Makiivka. The explosion was so spectacular that many people saw a sign in the fire that rose over the site of the attack. It was either Jesus, or Volodymyr Zelenskyy's character from the TV series "Servant of the People", or maybe Mykhailo Poplavskyy himself. Choose your fighter
A joke that got out of hand
It was quite hot in Ukraine in August, so it's no surprise that a rather unfunny joke suddenly turned into a burning meme, and streamer Mykhailo Lebigovich became almost the main presidential candidate - Lebigovich is our everything.
Congratulations on a fucked-up summer
Quite unexpectedly, as always, many Ukrainians have discovered that they have somehow missed the summer, and the calendar is already on August 31. How this happened and what happened to the 90 days of summer is still a mystery.
Is Putin dead?
The dear Chinese tried to bring some good news to Ukrainians, but it didn't work out in the end. They even put Putin in a coffin, but it still didn't die. Try harder, Comrade Xi.
Eat it or rinse your dick
This saying can best describe what Russian woman Margo cooked in her kitchen. Only Satan knows why the woman called this mess, which she is ashamed to give to pigs, borscht. But it is what it is. Ukrainians who saw the master's kitchen went into the "everything burps" mode.
Patron the dog and everyone
When it seemed that the excitement about the popular Ukrainian dog Patron had subsided a bit and everyone had somehow calmed down, the Internet discovered that a poem about the dog can be set to almost any popular tune. Put on your headphones and listen.
Kyivstar is tired
At the end of the year, Ukrainians were a little stressed and then laughed when Kyivstar mobile network went down across the country. But all's well that ends well.
Earlier, OBOZ.UA also published the most powerful statements by and about Ukrainians in 2023.