Ukraine uses Luffy’s dialogue from One Piece to showcase its might as the war with Russia continues.
Mankind has never been averse to hunting, killing, and conquering. After all, our ancestors have been adept at these activities for thousands of years. Over time, we have become expert destroyers while we lose the ability to create and foster great bonds.
A great battle currently transpires between Russia (under Vladimir Putin) and Ukraine (under Zelensky). This war has divided people from various countries. The United States of America and its European allies have extended their support to the Ukrainian armed forces. They have also put sanctions in place against Russia and its billionaires. On the other hand, Vladimir Putin’s nation retaliated by using oil to level the playing field, as it made the perfect bargaining chip against the West.
There is a dialogue of Monkey D. Luffy which goes like this, “Power isn’t determined by your size, but the size of your heart and dreams.”
The official account associated with the Ukrainian defense shared this line along with a list of achievements and personnel losses claimed by the resistance. So far, they allege that 60,000 military personnel affiliated with Russia have been eliminated.
A little less than 5000 armored vehicles are said to have been destroyed, followed by 1397 artillery, 2351 tanks, 335 multiple launch rocket systems, 177 air defense systems, 266 military jets, 226 helicopters, 1011 drones, 246 cruise missiles, 15 warships and boats, 3785 vehicles and fuel tanks, and 131 special equipment units. Take a look at the tweet below.
This has brought out a whole variety of reactions from Twitter users. One quoted Donquixote Donflamingo’s legendary line saying the below words.
"Kids who have never known peace and kids who have never seen war have different values! Those who stand at the top determine what's wrong and what's right! This very place is neutral ground! Justice will prevail, you say? But of course, it will! Whoever wins this war becomes justice!"
Another wrote that Ukraine is facing Russia like a proud Luffy against an Emperor of the Sea. Another said that the data presented by Ukrainian Defence Forces is unverifiable information and propaganda. Some Attack on Titan fans also chimed in and said that Russia might begin to quote Eren Yeager.
Putin, the head of Russia, recently stated that the West’s true intentions are to plunder and loot Russia, much as they did to India. India has refrained from voting against Russia in a draft resolution put forth by the United States and Albania.
Till now, Russia has successfully annexed the territories of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia. Check out the full response of the Indian Permanent Representative, Mrs. Ruchira Kamboj, as she prioritizes the need for diplomacy over bloodshed.
Volodymyr Zelensky wants to join NATO as quickly as possible. At the end of July this year, Zelensky and his wife did a photo shoot featured by Vogue, which was supposed to highlight their resilient spirits. On the contrary, this move was heavily criticized as the man pointed out he had time to get his photos snapped whilst his people were dying.
Russia has initiated conscription to ensure that its army has ample backup. Thousands have protested, and many have since fled the country to escape being war casualties. Western media reported a week ago that Vladimir Putin had fled to a forest to escape, which cannot be verified either.
Well, what are your thoughts on this? Do you think the Ukrainian forces embody the spirit of the rebel and pirate Monkey D. Luffy? Or do you believe this is meant to ensure that the citizens don’t lose heart no matter what happens? Will we ever see an era of true peace? Let us know your sincere opinion on this topic in the comments section.