Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has again reminded the world of the importance of using humor as a weapon and just how powerful it can be. Even long before the first filthy Russian stepped on Ukrainian soil, their Twitter users were already running circles around the incompetence of the enemy state.
Soon after the first shells were launched on peaceful cities, those Ukrainians who weren’t drafted into the militia groups quickly mastered the main element of modern Internet warfare — memes.
The advantage of using memes as a weapon of mass distraction is their accessibility. Any user on the Internet with a sense of humor and basic skills in Photoshop can make a successful meme in a couple of minutes. And then sit and watch as their work gains momentum online.
Let’s quickly look at some of the funniest memes from the best meme lords – the Ukrainian Memes Forces!
Ukrainians don’t fear the reaper. This is not their first bout.
I bet NATO made all the memes too!
Oh, how the tables have turned.
No need to worry. Ukrainian heroes got your back, folks.