Ukraine’s cigarette-smoking hero becomes a meme

Many memes have been born from the war in Ukraine, but one in particular has highlighted an unassuming hero.

A Ukrainian civilian who haphazardly removed a mine with stoicism in the opening days of the invasion has since begun making rounds on Reddit.

The man was filmed carrying what appears to be an anti-vehicle mine, which requires a significant amount of weight to set off.

In the 38-second clip, the man puffs on his cigarette while transporting the device from the road to a nearby forest.

In response, one person decided to make a meme showing Marvel and DC superheroes bowing to the man in a hospital corridor, a play on the dramatized praise given to healthcare workers during the pandemic.

“Returning the forbidden tuna can back to Moscow,” one user wrote, referencing a gamer-originated nickname for the type of mine that was removed.

© 2022 Bright Mountain Media, Inc. All rights reserved.

The content of this webpage may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written consent of Bright Mountain Media, Inc. which may be contacted at, ticker BMTM.


Post navigation