In the comments section, people were in for a history lesson as one user explained that there was a war in France in 1814 called the Battle of Paris. It was between the Sixth Coalition (which included Russia) and the French Empire.
In response, one person wrote: “So they did; every day is a school day! Thanks!”
War breaking out in Europe has spurred nations on to do what they can to help the citizens who have been forced to flee.
A Ukrainian bakery in Glasgow organised a fundraising event that raised over £25,000 to help Ukraine.
The Independent has a proud history of campaigning for the rights of the most vulnerable, and we first ran our Refugees Welcome campaign during the war in Syria in 2015. Now, as we renew our campaign and launch this petition in the wake of the unfolding Ukrainian crisis, we are calling on the government to go further and faster to ensure help is delivered. To find out more about our Refugees Welcome campaign, click here. To sign the petition click here. If you would like to donate then please click here for our GoFundMe page.