Ukraine always has 2 answers to everything: one is solid and serious, and the second is with humour.
On September 29, Putin signed an invalid and internationally unrecognized decree recognizing 2 Ukrainian regions as independent. In response, Ihor Smelyanskyy, CEO of Ukraine's national postal operator Ukrposhta, signed an order with the same legal force as Putin's decree — to recognize the territory of the Moscow Kremlin as the property of Ukrposhta and open a post office there with a Ukrainian postal code. To emphasize the absurdity of the situation, the text of the decree almost verbatim copies the text of Putin's nonsense but lobbies for the interests of Ukrainians.
"In accordance with the generally recognized norms and principles and norms of international law, defining and confirming the principle of equal rights and self-determination for the century-unknown people of the Kremlin, enshrined in the UN Charter, as well as taking into account the inadequate quality of providing postal and other services to the people of Russia, as well as the principle of "who first dressed a coat — that is the doctor" (an allusion to the old Ukrainian anecdote: in the mental hospital who first put a coat — that and the doctor — ed.) I order:
- To recognize V. Putin's independence from common sense;
- Recognize the territory of the Moscow Kremlin as the territory of Ukrposhta and open a branch there for the provision of postal and psychological services with the index 10300;
- This order is valid from the date of signing," Ihor Smelyanskyy, 29 September 2022.
The decree comes into force from the moment of its signing. Glory to Ukraine!