Political-military discord between Russia and Ukraine has been going on for almost a year now and it looks like it is taking its toll on latter’s leadership.
How else would you explain this odd tweet from Petro Poroshenko, the Ukrainian president, which says that his military advisor is a tiny doll with bushy hair?
It has become a tradition: I come to work, take the doll and think what I must do today to protect the country. pic.twitter.com/O9D6YRusAw— Petro Poroshenko (@PoroshenkoEng) December 5, 2014
Well, of course it is supposed to be a joke. But the toy, it appears, is nonetheless an important symbol of hope for Poroshenko’s government.
According to BuzzFeed News, the doll was a gift from Ukrainian soldiers fighting in the Donetsk, one of the most-affected regions of the yearlong conflict. It was a good-will gesture – a reminder of their sacrifices they are making to defend their country.
Even on Poroshenko’s official Facebook page, you’ll find several images featuring the hairy doll. Have a look:
Whether or not the doll will be able to fight off Russian President Vladimir Putin is something that remains to be seen.