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Kyva (Illia)

On December 6, 2023 Ukrainian defector and former lawmaker Iliia Kyva was shot dead near Moscow in what appears to have been a special operation by the Ukrainian military security service. This event led to a proliferation of celebratory memes in Ukraine. These memes often feature a kiwi (since Kyva’s last name sounds similar to the name of the fruit). Another recurring motif is a cog (or a small screw), since Kyva once famously called himself "a small cog".