Ukraine ceases sale of Russian warship stamps at post offices, but another 100,000 to be sold online

20 April, 06:39 PM
The famous “Russian warship, go f*ck yourself” stamp (Photo:Yuri Tynniy)

The famous “Russian warship, go f*ck yourself” stamp (Photo:Yuri Tynniy)

Ukraine’s postal service, Ukrposhta, has announced that it will cease physical sales of the popular “Russian warship, go f*ck yourself” stamp line, Ukrposhta head Ihor Smelyanskyi wrote in a post on Facebook on April 20.

“The only exception will be our branch on the Maidan in Kyiv. We’ll sell stamps there today, from 1 pm, for the 1,500 plus clients who did not manage to buy them yet, and have signed up for a queue,” the Ukrposhta head wrote.

He added that the company will be limiting online sales as well – customers will be limited to two sheets per order, and that sales will first be made available to clients whose orders had previously been cancelled due to lack of product, and then open sales, for both domestic and international customers, starting on April 22.

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The phrase “Russian warship, go f*ck yourself” has ingrained itself in Ukraine’s popular consciousness after communications were made public between Ukrainian border guards on Zmiinyi (Snake) Island in the Black Sea, and the Russian Atlant-class guided missile cruiser the Moskva. The border guard’s now-famous phrase, in response to a Russian demand to surrender, now serves as a symbol of Ukrainian defiance to Russian aggression.

Later, on April 14, the Moskva was struck by two Ukrainian-made Neptune anti-ship missiles, and sank. 

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