Modest suits of calm tones and measured sleeve length go to the background. Now world politicians try to express their protest against Russian aggression in any way and do it even with clothes.
For example, on 14 September, the minister for foreign affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, received in Odesa the minister for foreign affairs of Ireland, Simon Coveney, and the minister for foreign affairs of Lithuania, Gabrielius Landsbergis. Journalists and paparazzi could not leave the clothes of Lithuanian politicians unnoticed. Under Landsberg's jacket was a dark grey T-shirt with the abbreviation NAFO.
The NAFO — North Atlantic Fella Organization is an online community that opposes Russian propaganda and everything related to this country. The members of the community oppose Russian disinformation about the invasion of Ukraine. Most often, this is done by using memes that ridicule Russian military efforts and the strategy of war.
The head of the NATO centre in Riga attended a political conference in Warsaw. Yanis Sarts diluted the black classic pants with green socks with the inscription "Topchu Rusniu" (Trample the Russians — ed.).
"Rusnia are people who believe in their special right to invade and occupy their neighbours. These are people who, in the invasion, kill thousands of innocents in Bucha, Irpin, Izum, Mariupol, etc. These are people who torture and kill prisoners of war, people who destroy kindergartens and schools with missiles. If someone did not understand, this refers not to nationality, but a special worldview and behaviour," said the head of the Riga NATO centre.
Sarts has worn unusual wear for politicians by purchasing them from the Ukrainian brand Dodo Socks. Thus, the NATO representative not only made a donat for the Ukrainian army but also advised everyone to do the same — to buy goods so that the Ukrainian armed forces could trample the "Rusniu".
"These are very comfortable socks! I recommend it," wrote Sarts in his blog.