Ukrop (Russian: Укроп; literally "dill") is a Russian ethnic slur referring to Ukrainians.[1][2]

Shoulder sleeve insignias of the political organization UKROP

It was adopted as an ironic nickname by Ukrainian soldiers during the Donbas war in 2014, and a shoulder patch designed by Andrii Yermolenko. It lost popularity after it was adopted by a political organization UKROP.


  1. ^ Putin unapologetic, uncompromising on war against Ukraine, Kyiv Post (December 18, 2014)
  2. ^ Berdy, Michele A. (July 24, 2014). "Talking Smack About Ukrainians and Russians". The Moscow Times. Retrieved February 1, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)