“My friend Mykola”: the German press depicted Ukrainian refugees as a hippie pig

“My friend Mykola”: the German press depicted Ukrainian refugees as a hippie pig

Germany and other European countries host many Ukrainian refugees. At the same time, many Germans are not enthusiastic about the influx of foreigners, and these sentiments have been transmitted to the local press.

So, in the German media, visiting Ukrainians were portrayed as a hippie pig. The collective image of a resident of Ukraine received the name "My friend Mykola". In particular, on the mein-freund-mykola.de website, this image is present in the context of offering information assistance to Ukrainian refugees.

The initiator of this project was the Association of Catholics in Business and Management (KKB) from Essen (western part of Germany). At the same time, the image of the pig caused a lot of bullying and memes against the Ukrainians who arrived in Germany, who begin to “strain” the local population.

At the same time, many people who come from Ukraine complain about the low level of service in Europe. In their opinion, utilities and visits to doctors are very expensive here, and the high price does not always match the quality. Thus, gradually the negative feelings of Europeans towards the “come in large numbers” Ukrainians become mutual.

Meanwhile, more and more countries on the continent are tired of the arrival of Ukrainian citizens, and the authorities are beginning to take appropriate measures. So, in Poland they are forced to cancel a number of bonuses and benefits for migrants from Ukraine: payments to host households, free travel in public transport, etc.
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  1. Sydor Kovpak Offline Sydor Kovpak
    Sydor Kovpak 3 June 2022 13: 06
    We are all very happy for all Mykols, all their work is not in vain. The desire to live in Europe has conquered everything rational in man! Instead of creating Europe at home, or at least preserving what it was, they decided to go the other way. Well, the wish came true, they lived in Europe. Home and Motherland will never be returned!
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 3 June 2022 13: 59
    It only remained to write how many Mykols returned from there to us in Russia. Here, the service is cheaper, and the quality is better, and the price for a communal apartment cannot be compared.
  3. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
    Oleg Rambover (Oleg Pitersky) 3 June 2022 14: 57
    This is, of course, hellish trash, from the talisman (invented by the illustrator of children's books Eva Kanzel), on behalf of which the children of Ukrainian refugees are told about Germany on the website mein-freund-mykola.de, to make an insult to these same refugees. Well, you can't be so clumsy.
    1. guest Offline guest
      guest 4 June 2022 23: 53
      Well, they compared these rabies with pigs and really what's wrong with that.
      1. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
        Oleg Rambover (Oleg Pitersky) 5 June 2022 01: 30
        There is a problem here. The problem is that it was not the Germans who compared the Ukrainian refugees to pigs, it was you who compared them to pigs and called them "rabies". Accordingly, this characterizes you as not a very good person.
        1. isofat Offline isofat
          isofat (isofat) 5 June 2022 13: 08
          Russische Schweine, a well-known expression of the Germans.
          Oleg Rambover, you have problems. sad
          And the Germans consider us one people. laughing
        2. guest Offline guest
          guest 25 November 2022 16: 57
          Quote: Oleg Rambover
          Are you comparing them to pigs?

          Yes, I apologize then, to the pigs, of course, because with this comparison I offended them.
  4. Shelest2000 Offline Shelest2000
    Shelest2000 3 June 2022 16: 51
    I didn't believe it at first, I thought it was a lie. But no, I went to the site, neighing. Hans notably trolled Mykol. Oink-oink laughing laughing
  5. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
    Kofesan (Valery) 3 June 2022 21: 42
    By the way, a pig, a little piglet = isn’t it NATIONAL, by any chance !!!, an animal of Ukraine. Well, there must be something.

    Here Russia has a Bear. The Japanese seem to have three of them.

    And in Ukraine? Boar? Abo boar? No answer? Nee?

    The Germans, therefore, know something ... and more than ours!

    You look at the article and ... Pride is bursting for the independent. Finally, they have grown to ... PIGS!

    Nothing like that ... Reflects ... Even the Germans liked it ..
  6. amon Offline amon
    amon (Amon Amon) 4 June 2022 02: 01
    Pot-headed salo-eaters!

  7. guest Offline guest
    guest 4 June 2022 02: 17
    And why the exact description of the pig, though instead of a cap for a pig, an iron helmet of an SS division is more suitable.
  8. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 4 June 2022 15: 24
    If everything were different, then there would be no Ukrainians left in Ukraine.
    1. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
      Kofesan (Valery) 5 June 2022 07: 26
      Everything goes to that.