In Ukraine’s tumultuous war torn nation, soldiers based at Donetsck airport met with President Petro Poroshenko and honored his visit by passing along what may have been their good luck charm, a small dirty fabric doll with wild blond hair. Daily casualties, despite a ceasefire illustrate the conflict is far from over.
After his meeting with the soldiers, he presided over a citizenship ceremony for Sergei Korotkikh former member of the National Socialist Organization. Korotkikh is wanted in Russia for setting off a bomb near the Kremlin.
Poroshenko tweeted about the doll:
“It has become a tradition: I come to work, take the doll and think what must I do today to protect the country.”
The small dirty doll has become a symbol, and could in some way provide Poroshenko a way to focus and meditate, allowing him to sort out everything his top advisors are telling him. It might be a little different to Brad Reifler, but it makes sense to those close to the situation.