Last night, NBC reported that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi condemned Russian aggression towards Ukraine as “very evil”, and said: “This, my friends, is our moment. This is the Sudetenland — that's what people were saying there.
“You cannot ignore what Putin is doing. Nobody is, of course, ignoring it, but you cannot take it any lighter than what it is: a total assault on democracy."
Her comparison to the Sudetenland is in reference to Hitler’s annexation of parts of Czechoslovakia before World War Two.
Members of New York’s Ukrainian community have also drawn parallels between Putin and the infamous Nazi leader. Speaking to the New York Post, president of the US branch of the Shevchenko Society Halyna Hryn said the “community is appalled” and added: “It’s reminiscent of Hitler taking over the Sudetenland, and it won’t stop there."
This isn’t the first time the official Twitter page for Ukraine has shared pictures that have sparked conversations online.
In December, the account posted a meme showing different types of headaches, including ones caused by a migraine, hypertension, and stress.
The biggest headache of all, according to the Twitter account, is “living next to Russia”.
According to Yahoo!, the Ukraine Twitter account was set up by Yarema Dukh, Oleg Naumenko, and Artem Zhukov. The trio became politically active during the Maidan Revolution and joined former president Poroshenko’s administration, according to the news site.
Speaking in 2017, Naumenko said: “Humour, even the sardonic kind, is the only thing that allows us to talk about hard topics and see the bright side even in the most tragic situations.”.