The world woke up to the announcement of a military operation in Donbas region of Ukraine by Russia on Thursday and people have been very expressive in their reactions.
Russia warned other nations not to interfere and threatened consequences if they do.
The Russian defence ministry has said it was targeting Ukrainian military infrastructure with precision weapons.
“Military infrastructure, air defense facilities, military airfields, and aviation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are being disabled with high-precision weapons.”
This action by Russia has generated a lot of reactions from both nations and individuals across the world.
See some of the reactions as gathered by VANTAGE NEWS from Twitter:
A freelance correspondent in Kiev, Olga Tokariuk, likened Vladimir Putin’s action to that of Adolph Hitler.
What is happening now in Ukraine is out of ordinary. Putin has gone full Hitler. The response of the West should be extraordinary too. Options that were not on the table yesterday must be considered. No-fly zone over Ukraine is one of them. There are other ones too
— Olga Tokariuk (@olgatokariuk) February 24, 2022
The Democratic Party for the People (DPFP Japan) strongly condemns the commencement by Russia of its military invasion into Ukraine.
Our party firmly rejects any attempt to enact changes in the status quo through military force.
— 玉木雄一郎（国民民主党代表） (@tamakiyuichiro) February 24, 2022
Pray for Ukraine 🇺🇦🙏🏽 God be with the innocent people who are having to suffer during this horrific time.
— Septimus Prime 🇸🇱 (@septimusajprime) February 24, 2022
Stop denying there’s a Nazi problem in Ukraine.
Is it why Russia invaded?
That was Putin’s excuse.
A crap one at that, mainly because Ukraine has a Jewish President.
Playing down or overstating the issue is equally bad.
Media, just state the facts. Please.
— Avi Yemini (@OzraeliAvi) February 24, 2022
My heart is breaking watching the footage and seeing the stories coming out of #Ukraine 💔 Such a devastating loss of life already.
Sending all my prayers and hopes to those in Ukraine, that you and your families remain safe 🇺🇦❤️
— 👰Clare Siobhán👰 (@claresiobhan) February 24, 2022
And stop finally talking about a “Ukraine Crisis” it is RUSSIAN WAR.
— Viola von Cramon (@ViolavonCramon) February 24, 2022
To anyone who knows and loves Russia, this is a deeply sad day. Not just for the lives which are being lost, but for the hopes we had until recently that peace and dialogue had become the norm in Europe. Still, the assault on Ukraine is one man’s work, and his alone.
— John Simpson (@JohnSimpsonNews) February 24, 2022
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