Stephen Colbert Spots The Weirdest Weapon Ukraine Has Used Against Russia

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Stephen Colbert spotted one of the most unbelievable acts of resistance as Ukraine battles an invasion by Russia.

The “Late Show” host read this tweet on Tuesday night:

That provided an opportunity for Colbert to reach into his joke jar for some instant Vlasic puns.

“That’s right! Ukrainian grandmothers have weaponized pickles ― and they’re not gherkin around,” he said. “Here’s the dill-io: Mess with Ukraine, and they will relish the opportunity to hit you with a pickle spear. Or even worse, drop a tactical cuke.”

Once fact-checkers looked into the story, however, they found one key detail was wrong, and Colbert had to revise all those jokes in his Tuesday night monologue:

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.