The call was posted by the Ministry's of Defence's Twitter account on Saturday as fighting around the Ukrainian capital city Kyiv intensifies between the Russian and Ukrainian forces.
!!! Ukraine's Interior ministry asked residents to take down street signs in order to confuse oncoming Russian troops. The state road-signs agency went one step further. (Roughly: all directions are to "go fuck yourselves") pic.twitter.com/8xVjceqRfx— Christo Grozev (@christogrozev) February 26, 2022
The sentiment was echoed by Ukraine's road sign agency Ukravtodor on their Facebook page alongside a mocked-up road sign that reads: 'F**k off. F**k off again. F**k off to Russia' in Ukrainian.
Pictured: Ukravtodor, the Ukrainian road signs agency, posted a similar request but added a mocked-up road sign that reads: 'F**k off. F**k off again. F**k off to Russia' in Ukrainian.
Pictured: A sign over a part of the Boryspil highway read: ‘Russian warship, go f**k yourself!’, in reference to the killing of Ukrainian border guards stationed at Snake Island off the coast of Ukraine when they refused to surrender to Kremlin forces
The rebuke to Vladimir Putin's forces comes after reports of a small militia of Ukrainian soldiers on Snake Island in the Black Sea defiantly told a Russian warship 'go f**k yourself' before they lost their lives defending the land.
The defiance of Snake Island's defenders has become a catch-all for Ukrainian resistance against Russian aggression.