Meet the most badass woman in Ukraine.
Even if you’ve already seen this viral confrontation, have another look at it. This is classic FU in your face defiance. Keep in mind the soldier has an automatic weapon, and the old woman is packing sunflower seeds.
Incidentally, the sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine.
The Complete Exchange
Below is a full transcript of the exchange. This is history.
Badass Ukrainian Woman (BUW): Who are you?
Russian Soldier (RS): We have exercises here. Please go this way.
BUW: What kind of exercises? Are you Russian?
BUW: So what the f*** are you doing here?
RS: Right now, our discussion will lead to nothing.
BUW: You are occupants; you are fascists! What the f*** are you doing on our land with all these guns? Take these seeds and put them in your pockets, so at least sunflowers will grow when you all lie down here.
RS: Right now, our discussion will lead nowhere. Let’s not escalate this situation. Please.
BUW: What situation? Guys, guys. Put the sunflower seeds in your pockets, please. You will lie down here with the seeds. You came to my land? Do you understand? You are occupiers. You are enemies.
BUW: And from this moment, you are cursed. I’m telling you.
RS: Now listen to me…
BUW: I’ve heard you.
RS: Let’s not escalate the situation. Please go this way.
BUW: How can it be further escalated? You f***ing came here uninvited. Pieces of sh**.
I love this woman. This exchange is freakin’ poetic. To paraphrase:
Take the sunflower seeds and put them in your pockets so that after we kill you, your rotting corpse will give them new life and add to the beauty of our nation.
Over 90,000 Twitter users retweeted the video above, and the woman has been internationally lauded for her bravery. It has been picked up by numerous global news outlets and viewed by millions.
There were those who, though showing solidarity with Ukrainians, were impressed by the Russian soldier’s attitude. A soldier who most likely didn’t even want to be in that situation in the first place.
He was pretty respectful, probably thought of his mother. Poor Ukraine and Russia. Brothers fight against brothers. It shouldn’t be..
— kathiwilliams (@kwilliams1950) February 24, 2022
You are right, @kwilliams1950; it shouldn’t be.
Our new hero’s defiant spirit shows that the Ukrainian people will not allow themselves to be bullied and taken over at the whim of a Russian madman.
Put this woman on a stamp. Give her a medal. Let her words ring out as an example of the unconquerable Ukrainian spirit.
If even a fraction of the people share her intestinal fortitude, the Russians are in for the fight of their lives.