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Zaluzhnyi (Valerii)

Valerii Zaluzhnyi is a Ukrainian general and the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian armed forces since July 2021 (link to his Wikipedia page below). Memes will often present Zaluzhnyi as a stand-in for the whole Ukrainian military, and memes about different military victories or about the number of Russian losses will often include his image. Memes about Zaluzhnyi will sometimes reference the Grogu / Yoda for Ukraine patch he was seen wearing in one video. After Zaluzhny was dismissed from his position as Commander-in-Chief on 8 February 2024 and appointed as the Ukrainian ambassador to the United Kingdom in March 2024, some memes portray him as a new James Bond.