RUSSIA is to open a temporary ‘pop-up’ government in the Ukraine to test consumer demand.
The government, initially based in quirky newly-abandoned administrative buildings in Kharkiv, will give all Ukrainians the chance to see if they fancy a bit of oppressive autocratic rule laced with homoerotic iconography.
President Putin said: “All that invasion stuff is so pre-digital. These days the way to win hearts and minds is by creating a sense of exclusivity and seeding your ideology on Twitter.
Our flash administration will show Ukrainians the benefits of handing public services to oligarchs, massively expanding security services, and repressing free speech in just 72 fun hours.”
Ordinary Ukrainians are invited to come along and look at the way Russia treats political disagreement, and the armaments it uses to do so.
If the pop-up is a hit, Putin doesn’t rule out launching a permanent government in east Ukraine.
He said: Come along and check it out, free artisan vodkas between midday and 2pm.