February 26, 2015
Pictures of Roshen chocolates commemorating February 23 appeared in the social media.
February 23rd is a day of the creation of the Red Army and is known as "The Day of the Defender of the Fatherland" in Russia, adopted from the days of the Soviet Union. It is also an unofficial "Men's Day", when all soviet schoolgirls used to congratulate the soviet schoolboys, the future defenders of the fatherland by presenting them with small gifts. Two weeks later, the boys would repay the girls by congratulating them on the International Women's Day, March 8.
Bandera Ukraine has cancelled all the former Soviet/Russian holidays, including February 23, replacing it with October 14, the day of the creation of UPA, Ukrainian Insurgent Army of Stephan Bandera.
The cancellation of February 23 was recently announced by Poroshenko, just when his chocolates in Russia were already on the shelves.
A female captain of Kharkov police was fired for congratulating colleagues on February 23, which has been one of the most popular holidays in Russia and Ukraine for decades.
People have been beaten and even killed for St. George ribbons in Ukraine, which has become a symbol of the struggle against the Nazis and a symbol of struggle against the "Banderite" government of Ukraine.
But business is above politics, of course.
Now Poroshenko is under fire in Ukraine for:
A. Continuing his business in Russia
B. Selling "February 23" chocolates
C. Decorating the chocolates with St. George ribbons
It was also reported that the holiday wrapping was ordered before the holiday was cancelled in Ukraine.
May be Poroshenko can defend himself by claiming it was a clever plan to raise more money to help kill more evil Russians. Or may be he can say he can't control his chocolate factories, as much as he can not control his army.